2 dead, 12 injured in South African accident


A total of two people died on the spot while 12 were injured when a container fell from a truck in Kwazulu-Natal Province, said South Africa health officials on Wednesday.

“There has been an incident on the N3 (road from Durban to Johannesburg) Durban bound just before Ashburton bridge, a container fell off a truck onto a minibus. Sadly two people have sustained fatal injuries. Paramedics have treated 12 patients at the scene,” said Robert McKenzie, Kwazulu-Natal spokesperson for Emergency Medical Services.

This comes a day after the transport minister Fikile Mbalula said they want to reduce the festive season road accident fatalities by 20 percent. Enditem

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