Emergency teams are at the scene of a fatal bus crash on the N3 near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. It is believed that a bus veered off the road and crashed into a bush near the Bergville off-ramp, rolling several times, ejecting some occupants in the process.

The bus then came to rest on its side in the veld next to the N3.

Emergency Medical Services Spokesperson Robert McKenzie says there are reports of multiple fatalities and injuries.

On arrival of emergency services, at least 50 people were found to have sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

The number of people that have died in a bus crash in KwaZulu-Natal has been revised to nine.

KZN Emergency Services have confirmed that nine people, including a baby, have died in the crash on the N3 near Ladysmith. A further 60 patients have been treated by paramedics.

It is believed that the bus was travelling from Gauteng to Durban when it veered off the road and crashed into a bush.

The bus does not belong to Intercape, as was believed earlier.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services spokesperson, Robert McKenzie.

“Nine people have injuries in this crash and paramedics from KZN Emergency Medical services, together with colleagues from several private ambulances treated 60 patients at the scene of the crash and all these patients have been transported to nearby hospitals for continued medical care. The exact cause of the accident is not known at this stage and is gonna be investigated by police. The freeway is still open. However, we advice motorists to practice cautious in the area as emergencies are still at the scene.”