15DEC

[LADYSMITH] Four killed, five injured in N3 collision

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Four people were killed and five others sustained various injuries when their vehicle overturned on the N3 near the Bergville toll plaza along the N3 during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Shortly after 1am paramedics from ER24 and KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services arrived on the scene where they found the occupants ejected from the vehicle. Sadly, four people, including a young child, had already succumbed to their injuries. There was nothing that paramedics could do for them and they were declared dead on the scene.

Five others were treated on the scene for various injuries. They were later transported to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital for further care. It is believed that the family were on their way from Johannesburg to the Eastern Cape when the incident occurred.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.

 

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