Durban - A man has died after being struck with bricks in Westville on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

He was walking along Booth Road when the assault happened, said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.

“Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man lying in the roadway with extensive injuries,” he said.

“After medics examined him they established that he tragically died before our arrival due to the extensive injuries that he sustained.”

Provincial police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed the incident.

“A body of an unknown man was found on the pavement of Booth Road bridge under (the) N2 freeway,” he said.

The man, believed to be around 30 years old, sustained head injuries and bruises all over his body, said Naicker.

Bricks were found next to his body.

“The motive of the killing is unknown at this stage. Cato Manor police are investigating a case of murder.”

No arrest has been made yet. - Sapa