8 killed in Ladysmith crash

Paramedics say a truck, a bakkie and a taxi collided on Saturday.

FILE: ER24 paramedics on Saturday 22 December attended the scene of an accident in which eight people, including a four-month-old baby were killed on the R103 just outside Ladysmith

JOHANNESBURG - Eight people, including a four-month-old baby, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on the R103 just outside Ladysmith.

Paramedics say a truck, a bakkie and a taxi collided on Saturday.

Another two people were rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

ER24's Luyanda Majija says, "The collision claimed the lives of eight out of the 10 bakkie occupants. The two survivors were teenagers who were trapped in the wreckage and freed by jaws of life equipment.

"They sustained serious injuries and were transported hastily to the nearest hospital for further care."