- Five people have reportedly been killed in a multiple-vehicle collision on the N2 Umtentweni near Port Shepstone
- The accident happened when the driver of an LMV allegedly attempted to overtake another vehicle
- The KZN transport department has since started an investigation to unearth the exact cause of the accident
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PORT SHEPSTONE - At least five people are said to have died and several others seriously injured following a multi-car accident on the N2 near Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal.
While details around the crash are sketchy, SABC News reported that a driver of a light motor vehicle (LMV) had allegedly attempted to overtake another vehicle when the accident happened.
Briefly News understands that Kwanele Ncalane, who is the spokesperson for the provincial transport department, told a news report that the road has been closed off to traffic.
“We appeal to road users to adhere to the rule of the road. [Additionally], we send our deepest condolences to the families of the accident victims," said Ncalane, adding that investigations into the exact cause of the crash have started.
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"Our teams have begun preliminary investigations into the cause of the accident. We hope they will finalise the report soon to shed light on the exact cause."
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The incident was confirmed by the Mpumalanga Department of Education. However, the identity of the teacher is unknown.
According to TimesLIVE, the department expressed its shock at the incident, which left two staff members and two learners injured and caused property damage.
Joburg cyclist crushed to death by drunk taxi driver
It's reported the taxi driver was allegedly drunk when the accident occurred, which was around 7 am on Bowling Avenue, near the Kelvin Road exit.
According to News24, Netcare 911 said the accident was so horrific even hardened emergency workers were shocked.
"The injured cyclist was dragged for over half a kilometre before members of the public stopped the vehicle," said Netcare spokesperson Shawn Herbs.
Source: Briefly News