Six members of a family were among ten people reported dead in a tragic head-on collision between two vehicles in South Africa.
The crash occurred along the R34 in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal, at about 11 am, on Tuesday, April 6.
The Ford Ranger, carrying six occupants, collided head-on with a Mazda 3 which was carrying seven occupants, claiming the lives of seven people at the scene of the accident.
KZN EMS spokesperson, Robert Mckenzie, said six critically injured survivors were treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to the hospital, where three more people succumbed to their injuries.
The Department of Transport on Thursday, April 8, said the the victims, including two toddlers, were all relatives of the Mhlongo family.
Siduduzo Xulu, 27, Nsindiso Xulu, 25, Nomvelo Buthelezi, 20, Mlamuli Zungu, 26, Nqobani Manyoni, 5, Sinovuyo Sibisi, 3, and 23-year-old Samukelisiwe Simelane, the family’s nanny, died when the driver of the Mazda 3 they were travelling in allegedly failed to stop at a stop street before colliding head-on with a Ford Ranger.
See photos of the deceased persons below…