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COLENSO – Head-on collision leaves one dead, four injured.

One man was killed and four others left injured this morning when a truck and SUV collided on the R74 in Colenso, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 paramedics, along with the Provincial Services, arrived on the scene at 10h52 to find the truck and SUV in the middle of the road. Three people were found trapped in the two vehicles.

Medics assessed the patients and found that four people were in a critical condition while a fifth patient had sustained moderate injuries.

Rescue Services had to use specialised equipment to free the entrapped patients from the vehicles.

Once freed, medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured patients with advanced life support interventions. Unfortunately, one of the critically injured men succumbed to his numerous injuries.

Once the patients had been treated, they were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.