File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

Durban - Two people were killed and 17 others were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the road between eMondlo and Vryheid, on Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

The two people died at the scene, emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie said in a statement.

Twelve of the 17 people injured sustained critical injuries.

They were treated on the scene before they were taken to various hospitals.