Two 5SAI soldiers killed in horror Ladysmith crash

The accident scene. Image: Ladysmith Gazette

The accident scene. Image: Ladysmith Gazette

Paramedics declared 2 people dead and treated 17 others for slight to moderate injuries.

Two 5SAI soldiers tragically lost their lives in a horror crash on Sunday on the N11 near Dannhauser, reports Ladysmith Gazette.

The soldiers and a passenger, who is lucky to be alive, were on their way back to Ladysmith after leaving the child of one of the soldiers in Newcastle.

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Two cars and a taxi were involved in the collision, and one of the vehicles burst into flames.

Emergency services and traffic officials responded to the scene.

It is believed that one person died while trapped inside the burning vehicle, while another occupant was flung out.

Motorists and bystanders were in shock as emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

The injured were stabilised and then rushed to hospital.

The exact cause of the crash is unknown at this stage.

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