2 killed, 26 injured in KZN crashes

Durban - Two people were killed and 26 were injured, including 14 pupils, in several accidents in Durban on Monday, paramedics said.

A man was killed when he was run over by a train at the Phoenix railway station, said Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie.

File picture: Bongiwe Mchunu. Credit: Independent Newspapers

He said the man was dead when the paramedics arrived at the scene.

Another person was killed in Mariannhill when a minibus taxi and a truck collided on the M1. Nine other people were injured in the accident.

McKenzie said they were treated on the scene before they were taken to a nearby hospital.

Fourteen school children were injured in Meerbank when a bakkie transporting them overturned on Chittagong road.

The pupils sustained minor injuries, said McKenzie.

One person was injured when a car overturned on the N2 near Nandi drive. Two other people were injured when their vehicle overturned on the same road. - Sapa