Last night Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the N11 Balengiech for reports of a collision.

When emergency services arrived they found that a truck and bakkie had collided, after which the truck burst into flames.

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that 5 patients had sustained critical injuries and 2 patients had sustained serious injuries.

Using specialized rescue equipment with Amajuba Fire Department, trapped patients were extricated from the bakkie.

The patients were treated on scene before being transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Sadly, 1 patient had sustained fatal injuries and had succumbed to their injuries before emergency services could arrive.