10 killed in KZN crash

A bakkie and a truck collided head-on last night on the R22 in the Umkhanyakude Health District.

FILE: Ten people have died and three others injured following an accident on the R22 in the Umkhanyakude Health District in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Ten people have died and three others injured following an accident on the R22 in the Umkhanyakude Health District in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

It's understood a bakkie and a truck collided head-on last night.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by police.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Service's Robert McKenzie says a child was among those killed.

"Sadly 10 people lost their lives in the accident. Three people were treated on scene before being rushed by paramedics to a nearby hospital for continued medical care."