Seven Killed, 13 Injured In KZN Taxi Crash

Seven people have been killed in a crash on the R102 in Umhlali, north of Durban. Picture: IPSS Medical Rescue

Seven people have been killed in a crash on the R102 in Umhlali, north of Durban.

Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a minibus taxi lost control resulting in the vehicle rolling down an embankment.

IPSS Medical Rescue spokersperson Paul Herbst: “Seven people sustained fatal injuries and 15 other sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe. All patients were treated and transported by IPSS Medical Rescue. Two of the critically injured were airlifted to the eThekwini Hospital and Victoria Mediclinic Hospital.”

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has sent his condolences to the families of the seven people who died in a taxi crash.

Mbalula has wished the 13 other people who sustained moderate to serious injuries a full and swift recovery.  “The Minister has also called on those who will be making their way home in the next coming days, maybe returning from holiday destinations, to please drive safely and please make sure you arrive alive,” says spokesperson Ayanda Allie-Paine