At least 16 people were killed in a horror crash on the N3 South in Pietermaritzburg early this morning. Zinhle Mngomezulu from the Road Traffic Inspectorate is on the scene. #DStv403
PIETERMARITZBURG - At least 16 people were killed in a horror crash on the N3 south in Pietermaritzburg early on Saturday morning.
A fully-loaded taxi burst into flames in a multi-vehicle collision with another taxi, two trucks, a bakkie and five cars.
When emergency services arrived, the fire spread to other vehicles.
There was also a secondary crash on the northbound carriageway.
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KwaZulu-Natal traffic authorities are on the scene.
The road is open, but officials are asking for patience due to slow traffic.