Horrific crash claims nine lives in Mpumalanga
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Nine people were killed on Friday following a collision between a truck, minibus and light motor vehicle on the N11, approximately 20km outside of Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, says, ER24 personnel, along with other services, arrived on the scene shortly after 17h00 to find a truck, minibus and light motor vehicle on the one side of the road.
The vehicles had burst into flames upon collision and were well alight.
Meiring says Middelburg Fire Services and local farmers were able to extinguish the blaze after some time.
Once the fire had been extinguished medics found that nine people, believed to have been from the minibus, had succumbed to their injuries.
He says two other patients escaped injury.
The driver of the minibus was assessed and found to have sustained minor injuries.