File photo: ER24

Durban - Two men believed to be in their 30s were killed when the minibus taxi they were travelling in left the road and rolled down an embankment off the M7 eastbound in Pinetown, Durban on Friday night, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 7.45pm and found the taxi at the bottom of the embankment, ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said on Saturday.

"The body of one man was found lying a few metres away from the taxi while the second man was found lying some distance away on the road. 

"Paramedics assessed both patients and found that they had each sustained several injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene."

It was believed that the wet road conditions contributed to the cause of the crash, Meiring said.
African News Agency