Seven people were killed while 12 were seriously injured after a crash involving a minibus taxi and a car on the P291 between Nqutu and Babanago, northern KZN.
The crash took place on Wednesday evening.
It is alleged that a taxi and a car were involved in a crash before they both caught alight.
KZN EMS spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said the 12 injured people were treated and taken to hospital.
He said the exact cause of the crash was unknown but further investigation was going to be conducted by the police.