UMHLANGA, South Africa, March 6 (Reuters) – Nearly 50 vehicles lay strewn across a motorway near the South African town of Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal province on Monday, after a truck caused a massive pile-up during morning traffic.
There were no immediate reports of deaths from the scene of the accident, but pictures and video of trashed cars made the road look like a junk yard.
“Multiple people were left with injuries ranging from minor to moderate, with one pregnant female motorist being left with serious injuries,” private ambulance service Emer-G-Med said in a statement.
Eyewitness Hendrik Dyasi told Reuters he saw a big truck motoring along and knock over cars stuck in the traffic. He said he helped free a woman whose car was damaged and stuck under a pile of other vehicles.
“There (was) no way to run away from that truck … no way to come out,” he said.
Reporting by Rogan Ward; Writing by Bhargav Acharya; Editing by Alexander Winning and Shounak Dasgupta
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