This morning Kwazulu Private Ambulance Service responded to the R34 near Mpungamhlophe area for reports of a collision.

When emergency services arrived they found that two trucks had been involved in a head on collision, and burst into flames.

Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that one patient had sustained fatal injuries and had succumbed to their injuries before emergency services could arrive.

Rescue services are currently on scene using specialized rescue equipment to gain access to another occupant, who is suspected to be trapped in the wreckage.

The condition of the patient is unknown at this time.