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By Citizen Reporter


12 dead, multiple injured in head-on collisions in KwaZulu-Natal

The accidents took place on the R34 Melmoth road, N3 southbound near Cliffdale and on the R612 in Umzinto.

Several collisions in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) over the weekend resulted in the deaths of at least 12 people and left many injured.

The accidents took place in various parts of KZN.

Bakkie and car collision

Five people were declared dead after a collision on the R34 Melmoth road between Mondlo and Klipfontein turn-offs.

The head-on collision involved a bakkie and a light motor vehicle.

Upon arrival, emergency services found five occupants of the car fatally wounded and one patient sustained serious injuries.

N3 southbound collision

Meanwhile, a head-on collision on the N3 southbound near Cliffdale exit in Hammersdale left six dead and seven injured.

When emergency services arrived at the scene, they found that three patients were critically injured, two patients had sustained serious injuries, and two patients had sustained minor injuries.

“Five occupants sustained fatal injuries and succumbed to their injuries before emergency services arrived,” Arrive Alive said in a statement.

One patient, who was in a critical condition, succumbed to their injuries on route to the hospital.


In another incident, one occupant was found dead and six others were injured in a collision involving four vehicles on the R612 in Umzinto.

The deceased succumbed to their injuries before emergency services arrived on the scene.

According to medics, six patients had sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

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