Authorities probe two major KZN crashes

16 people were killed and nearly 40 injured in two fatal accidents on the same highway yesterday.

FILE. At least 14 people were killed when a taxi collided with a train on Monday night. Picture: imgkid.com

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities are investigating two major accidents in KwaZulu-Natal in which 16 people were killed and nearly 40 others were injured.

At least 14 people were killed when a taxi collided with a train on Monday night.

Earlier, on the same highway, another taxi crashed into a bakkie, killing two people and injuring 32 others.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha said, "Paramedics were called out to the N2 north-bound, where a taxi actually slammed into the back of a stationary bakkie that was parked in the breakdown lane. When we arrived there, there was a total of 32 people that were injured."