The death toll from Sunday night’s collision on the N2 at Nseleni in northern KwaZulu-Natal has risen to nine.

The collision was between a light motor vehicle and a minibus. The ninth person died in hospital

KZN Department of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison spokesperson, Kwanele Ncalane says an investigation is under way.

“Sad news of tragic accident where nine people were killed. This accident involved a minibus taxi and SUV. It happened on the N2 Empangeni. We have commissioned an investigation into the cause of this accident.”

“Teams had to work throughout the night because it [the accident] forced the road closure and there was some diversion as there was a lot of work happening on the scene. We wish again to call on drivers and motorists in KwaZulu-Natal to drive cautiously,” adds Ncalane.

Ixopo crash

Meanwhile, earlier this month, 10 people were killed and at least 12 injured in a horror crash near Ixopo in southern KwaZulu-Natal.

The collision involved three trucks, a bakkie and a minibus taxi.

The crash happened on the R612 between Ixopo and Highflats.

Horror crash near Ixopo in southern KwaZulu-Natal claims 10 lives: