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Accident Report

Truck Accident On The N3: 3 Burnt To Death

Trucks Burning

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly how many have lost their lives when  N3 near Estcourt. One of the trucks caught alight after the crash, leaving the N3 south bound lane near the Loskop off-ramp, closed to traffic. Some occupants of the trucks are said to have been burnt beyond recognition.

Paramedics from the KZN Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash at around 5am this morning, three patients were treated for serious injuries. The patients were all stabilized on the scene before being transported to hospital for continued medical care.

After the fire had been extinguished the burnt out truck wrecks were searched for occupants which were reported missing by surviving victims. The exact cause of the crash is not known at this stage and is being investigated by SAPS.


Image credit @trafficsa

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