Citizen Reporter
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3 Sep 2021
2:03 pm

KZN accident: Fatalities rise to 12, Zikalala visits crash scene

Citizen Reporter

The majority of the victims were women, who were all travelling in a minibus taxi, according to the KwaZulu-Natal government.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala lays a wreath at the accident scene where 12 people died in a gruesome road accident between Highflats and Ixopo. Picture: Twitter /@kzngov

The numbers of deaths in the horrific accident that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has risen to 12.

The accident, which happened on the R612 between Highflats and iXopo on Thursday morning, initially took the lives of 11 people, while 12 others were injured and rushed to hospital.

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Three trucks, a bakkie, and a minibus vehicle were involved in the crash.

The majority of the victims were women, who were all travelling in the minibus taxi.

KZN accident
Image: KZN EMS


While the cause of the crash remains unknown at this stage, the KZN Transport and Community Safety department has launched an urgent investigation into the incident.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala is expected to receive a full report of the accident and findings of the preliminary investigation.

Zikalala, alongside MEC Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni, on Friday visited the scene of the accident to conduct a physical inspection of the road where the accident occurred. The Premier will also meet with the deceased’ families.