Photo: Netcare 911

Pietermaritzburg - Two people died and six others were injured, some seriously, when a minibus taxi and a bakkie collided in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded at about 10.50am to reports of a collision on Harriette Colenso Road in Pietermaritzburg, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

Reports from the scene indicated that a minibus taxi and a bakkie were involved in a collision. "Sadly, two people died in the collision and another six people sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious."

Two people died and six others were injured, some seriously, when a minibus taxi and a bakkie collided in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday morning. Photo: Netcare 911


A minibus taxi and a bakkie collided on Harriette Colenso Road in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday morning. Photo: Netcare 911


Photo: Netcare 911

Once stabilised, all the patients were transported to hospital for further assessment, Herbst said.

African News Agency (ANA)