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WATCH HERO: After a fiery truck accident in northern KZN, a man pulls a woman to safety.

On Monday, after fiery crash involving trucks and other cars on the R34 between Vryheid and Ulundi, man raced to the help of woman in bakkie despite plumes of smoke and fire billowing around him.


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coal truck overturned on the R34 in Mpungamhlophe, close to Ulundi, early in the morning, and the driver stopped to film the terrifying aftermath.


Sources say that when police were directing traffic at the scene of an accident, another truck slammed into the parked cars, causing small explosion.


man can be seen sprinting across the street and smashing open the passenger door of bakkie to liberate woman, who then escapes to safety.


No fatalities were reported, according to Ucky Sibisi of the KwaZulu Private Ambulance.

One was taken in a private vehicle, and the other was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

“The crash involved three trucks and two vehicles,” he stated.

A man runs to haul a woman out of a bakkie following the fiery crash
A man runs to haul a woman out of a bakkie following the fiery crash

Following a horrible truck accident on Friday in which 19 schoolchildren and two adults in a bakkie were killed when a vehicle overtook another truck on the N2 and smashed head-on with the bakkie, the event occurred on Saturday.

Since Friday, outraged residents have blocked up sections of the N2 in an effort to get answers about the allegedly years-long problem of disruptive truck drivers.

Trucks have been using the R34 as an alternate route ever since the shutdown.

The truck’s driver, who had initially fled the site of the accident near Pongola, turned himself in to police over the weekend.

On Monday, he went before a judge in Pongola, and the judge ruled that the media would not be allowed to take photographs of him owing to security concerns.

The state plans to fight the man’s bail application because he faces 21 counts of culpable homicide.

(A sentence indicating that the N2 and R34 are frequently used by coal trucks transporting coal to Richards Bay Coal Terminal has been removed from this article (RBCT). To clarify, RBCT has stated that it does not get any coal by road and that all coal is delivered via rail.


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