2 killed, several injured in horror N2 crash

Paramedics said the trucks caught alight and trapped the drivers inside who subsequently burnt to death.

Two people died on Saturday, 9 May 2020, and several others were injured after a fuel tanker and another truck collided and burst into flames on the N2 near the Mtunzini Toll Plaza in KZN. Picture: @Netcare911_sa/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Two people died on Saturday and several others were injured after a fuel tanker and another truck collided and burst into flames on the N2 near the Mtunzini Toll Plaza in KwaZulu-Natal.

Paramedics said the trucks caught alight and trapped the drivers inside who subsequently burnt to death.

“Reports from the scene indicate that two trucks, one being a tanker transporting a flammable liquid, collided, resulting in both trucks overturning, blocking the N2 completely. The trucks had caught alight and were completely destroyed,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst in a statement.

The N2 remained closed with authorities working to remove the wreckage from the road.