KZN police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after nine people died in a head-on collision on the N2 between Nseleni and Empangeni, northern KZN.
It’s alleged that on 12 September, eight people died instantly and one succumbed to serious injuries after being taken to hospital.
It’s said that the taxi was carrying family members who were returning from a funeral in Nongoma, northern KZN.
According to KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service, when emergency services arrived they found that a taxi and an SUV were involved in a head-on collision.
Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that two patients had sustained critical injuries, while six patient had serious injuries, and two patients had suffered minor injuries.
Sadly, eight patients sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to their injuries before emergency services arrived.
Paramedics, together with Fire and Rescue services, used specialised rescue equipment to free entrapped patients.
KZN police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said a case of culpable homicide was being investigated by Empangeni police.
“Six occupants who were in the taxi were declared dead on the scene and 10 were seriously injured. Three who were in a light motor vehicle also died at the scene. A total of nine people died. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” said Mbele.
– Daily Sun