20 Schoolchildren Injured in Accidents in Durban and Pietermaritzburg

20 Schoolchildren Injured in Accidents in Durban and Pietermaritzburg

  • Twenty children were rushed to hospitals after they got into major accidents in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
  • One of the accidents involved a taxi crashing into a tree, injuring 10 children
  • The other 10 children got into a crash that left them injured, while others were treated on the scene

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered accidents, outbreaks, nature and natural disaster-related incidents at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for seven years.

20 children in KwaZulu-Natal were injured in two separate accidents
South Africans were disturbed by 20 children injured in two different accidents. Images: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Ekaterina Goncharova
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Multiple car crashes in Kwazulu Natal resulted in 20 children sustaining mild and severe injuries. One of the accidents happened in Durban, and the other occurred in Pietermaritzburg.

Accidents injure 20 children in KZN

According to SABC News, the first accident happened after a taxi carrying 10 children lost control and crashed into a tree in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg. The children were taken to hospital and sustained injuries. In another accident which took place in Cato Manor in Durban, a driver allegedly lost control of the car, and this resulted in an accident which left 10 children injured.

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All of the children that were injured were under 10 years old. The children received treatment on the scene before the Emergency Management Services personnel took them to a hospital in Durban for further treatment.

South Africans saddened by accidents

South Africans who commented on Facebook were saddened that the children were involved in an accident, leaving them injured.

Sphiwee Mthalane said:

"This is terrible. I pray that they recover."

Donald Chester Mafora added:

"Speedy recovery to them all."

4 people died in KZN crash which involved 2 cars and a truck

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that four people died in a crash on the N2 in KwaZulu-Ntal after two cars collided with a truck.

One of the smaller vehicles was believed to have lost control and crashed into the truck. South Africans were heartbroken at the horrific accident which took the lives of so many people.

Source: Briefly News

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