KwaZulu-Natal: At 03H11 Saturday morning, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the N3 South Bound between the Peter Brown and Chatterton Road off-ramps in Pietermaritzburg.
Reports indicate that two trucks, a bakkie, minibus and five other cars were involved in a collision resulting in a fully laden taxi bursting into flames.
When rescuers arrived on scene, the fire had spread to other vehicles and had engulfed the taxi with all its occupants.
While on scene, another secondary collision occurred on the northbound carriageway, which left emergency personal scrambling.
At the time of this release, it is not yet known how many occupants were in the taxi at the time, but they have sadly all been burned to death.
Multiple other motorists had been injured and are being treated by medical personnel from multiple ambulance services, and an official number has not yet been determined.