Johannesburg - An eight-year-old girl died and three other people were seriously injured when a bakkie rolled on a rural road of Merchiston on the Natal South Coast on Friday, paramedics said.

“The bakkie was on its way to an Easter convention when the driver lost control of the bakkie and rolled,” Netcare 911

spokesman Chris Botha said.

“The girl was tragically killed and her granny, in her 60s, is in a critical condition. Two other people, including a three-year-old boy, are in a serious condition.”

Botha said the injured people were transported to nearby hospitals for further medical treatment.

The police are on the scene and are investigating the exact cause of the accident, he added. - Sapa