NINE more people, including three children, died in another fatal KZN crash today.

The incident, involving three taxis, happened on the N2 in Umzumbe, near Port Shepstone, at about 6.20pm.

Emergency personnel declared a number of victims dead on the scene. Those who were injured were taken out of the wrecked taxis and stabilised, said Belinda Catchpole, the spokeswoman for KwaZulu Private Ambulance.

Catchpole told News24 that two minibuses, travelling south, had collided with another minibus which was travelling in the opposite direction.

"The deceased are from two of the taxis. The driver of one of the taxis also passed away during the crash," she said.

Nine people who were injured in the crash were transported to various hospitals.

Cops confirmed that one of the drivers was among the deceased.

Another taxi driver was injured, while the third driver escaped unharmed.

A culpable homicide docket was being investigated by Port Shepstone police, said Captain Nqobile Gwala.

The crash took place just a few hours after KZN Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda had met the families of 15 victims who had died in a gruesome bus crash on Saturday in Ntunjambili, KwaSambana.

Weekend reports indicated that the driver of the bus lost control of it and it rolled several times.

Twelve people were declared dead at the scene, while three others died later. – News24


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