DEATH TOLL IN PIETERMARITZBURG TAXI CRASH REACHES 19 AS POLICE INVESTIGATE CAUSE

Picture: Supplied.


DURBAN – The death toll in the taxi crash in Pietermaritzburg has risen to 19.

At least 12 others sustained critical injuries when the taxi they were travelling in veered off a bridge and rolled down an embankment in the Msunduzi area.

Police are currently on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

The death toll was initially recorded at 17.

ER24’s Russel Meiring said, “The exact cause of the accident is not yet known but authorities are on the scene to investigate further. More information will be made available to the public later.”

Paramedics say injured patients have been transported to hospitals in the Durban and Pietermaritzburg areas for continued medical care.

Eye Witness News

PHOTO: Supplied

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