Tragedy as six members of a family lost their lives in fatal accident in South Africa

Six members of a family were among ten people killed in a tragic head on collision between two vehicles in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The accident was reportedly said to have occurred along the R34 in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal, at about 11am, 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 hospital, where three more people died due to the injuries sustained in the crash.

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.

Nsindiso Xulu, 25
Nsinduzo Xulu, 27
Samukelisiwe Simelane, 23, the family’s nanny
Mlamuli Zungu, 26
Nomvelo Buthelezi, 20
Nqobani Manyoni, 5
Sinovuyo Sibisi, 3


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