Seven children were injured after a bakkie overturned along Edendale Road, Pietermaritzburg at around 14h36. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.
Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived at the scene and found the roadway obstructed with accident debris and the twisted frame of the bakkie, the children was ejected from the vehicle and was lying on the roadway.
After triaging the injured medics found that seven children tragically died due to the extensive injuries that they sustained while fifteen others sustained injuries ranging from critical to serious. After paramedics treated the patients at the scene they transported them to various hospitals for the care that they required.