FIVE people died and and two others injured following a head-on collision on the N2, near Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal.
The driver of one of the vehicles burnt to death as he was entrapped in the vehicle, which burnt on impact.
Two occupants from the second vehicle sustained fatal injuries and were declared dead by paramedics, shortly after their arrival.
An additional three occupants from the same vehicle sustained serious injuries and were trapped in the wreckage.
“Fire and rescue services used the jaws of life to free the injured from the vehicle whilst the Black Eagle IPSS aeromedical service, together with KZN Heath Department air ambulance, were dispatched to scene,” IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson, Paul Herbst said.
Paramedics worked together to stabilise the injured, before they were airlifted to hospital.