Wednesday, 10 June 2020 17:00

 

At least 10 people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Jozini in northern KwaZulu-Natal on 10 June 2020. Picture: Twitter @_arrivealive.

Ten people have been killed and 32 others injured after a crash involving 10 vehicles including a truck occured in Jozini, north of KwaZulu-Natal.

The crash occurred shortly after midday when a truck collided into nine other vehicles.

Robert Mckenzie, spokesperson for the KZN Emergency Medical Service said paramedics from the public and private sector worked together to treat the injured victims, many of whom sustained serious and critical injuries.

Police confirmed that ten people had been reported dead so far.

"A total of ten people died at the scene and others were rushed to hospital for medical attention",police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

Jozini police have opened charges of culpable homicide.

Investigations are ongoing to ascertain more details on the cause of the accident.

According to Statistics SA, the Jozini Local Municipality is under Umkhanyakude District Municipality, located in the North Eastern part of Kwazulu Natal.

The municipality shares a border with Swaziland to the West and Mozambique to the North.