Picture: Leon Knipe.

Johannesburg - Two people were killed and five others were injured when a vehicle overturned in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

The two people died at the scene, Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

Two others sustained critical injuries and three were in a serious condition.

“After the patients were treated at the scene, paramedics transported them to various hospital in Pietermaritzburg,” said Botha.

Police were investigating the incident. - Sapa