Multiple fatalities in N3 bus crash, number of people injured unknown

By Karen Singh Time of article published Oct 12, 2021

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DURBAN - A bus crash on the N3 near the Tugela River has resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said emergency services were at the scene of a serious bus crash today.

Reports from the scene were that a bus has left the highway and crashed into the adjacent bush, he said.

“Paramedics are treating multiple patients at the scene, and there are reports of multiple fatalities as well.”

Mckenzie said that all the required emergency services were on the scene, co-ordinating rescue efforts.

Netcare911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said on arrival of emergency services, at least fifty people were found to have sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

“Currently, we know that at least ten people have died,” he said.

This is a developing story

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