A horrific crash at Ibisi between Umzimkhulu and Kokstad in KZN has claimed the lives of eight people and left about 10 others injured.
The crash involved a minibus taxi and a bakkie. At the time of the crash, it was raining heavily.
Eyewitnesses claim the crash occurred when two vehicles overtook a truck and immediately one was hit by the other from behind.
Both vehicles left the road in opposite directions and landed in dongas.
All those killed on the scene were passengers in the minibus taxi. A number of ambulances, fire brigades and other emergency services rushed to the scene.
The injured were taken to hospital. The road was closed for a few hours.