At least 16 killed in Pietermaritzburg crash

Accident South Africa

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.

KwaZulu-Natal traffic authorities are on the scene.

The road is open, but officials are asking for patience due to slow traffic.

Watch the video from eNca here: