Flames engulfed the vehicles as rescuers tried to work in the extreme heat, but the occupants of the trucks did not survive.
The transport minister says he is particularly saddened by the passing of an infant in the horrific accident that claimed 14 lives.
They were transported to a Swellendam hospital for medical treatment.
The boat was found washed up on the beach and it was confirmed during the search that three men, from Hawston, had been on board.
Medics say they found the body of a woman lying on the road a few metres away from her vehicle.
Due to the nature of the woman’s injuries a medical helicopter was activated to airlift the patient to hospital according to the paramedics.

Accidents Man succumbs to injuries after falling off bridge in Centurion

He was declared dead on the scene by another medical service.

Accidents Three dead, two injured in Kimberley collision

Upon arriving at the scene, paramedics found occupants of one of the vehicles lying dead on the ground, after having been ejected from a vehicle. 

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Executive mayor for Mopani Pule Shayi, who visited the bereaved family yesterday, said talks were underway to help the family with funeral arrangements.

Accidents 106 lives lost due to road accidents in KZN since level 1 – Zikalala

‘The trend is that crashes have increased as we downscaled to lower levels,’ the KZN premier says.

Accidents Car-bakkie collision leaves four people dead, six injured in Franschhoek

The collision follows a crash, involving a taxi, in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday which claimed the lives of 12 people from the same family.

Accidents Weekend special for Bedfordview residents after beer truck overturns

While there are no reports of injuries, the N3 was left covered in beer bottles and locals helped themselves.

Accidents TMPD mourns death of another officer after head-on collision with bus

The cause of the accident remains unknown at this stage.

Accidents Pregnant woman dies due to injuries after being hit by taxi in KZN

‘Sadly, the expecting mother – despite advanced life support intervention – was declared dead on scene.’

Accidents Truck driver ‘disappears’ following collision with bus, leaving 18 people injured

The people were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

Accidents Durban paramedic at accident scene injured as car slams into ambulance

They had responded to a vehicle which had overturned on the highway, when an oncoming vehicle lost control.

Accidents WATCH: Truck driver dies in KwaZulu-Natal ‘freak accident’

The truck went down an embankment and into a residential property and caused severe damage to the property.

Accidents River guide drowns while tubing in Storms River

The man was recovered by the group who performed CPR for an extended period of time, but they could not revive him.

Accidents Man dies after crashing into truck in KZN

Rescue personnel used the jaws of life to free his body from the wreckage.

Accidents Four people killed in Rustenburg in two separate collisions

The passenger sustained serious injuries and was treated at the scene before being transported to a hospital for further medical care.




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