Tragedy struck on the R102 in Umtentweni on Thursday morning, when a bus, truck and light motorvehicle were involved in a horror crash.

Authorities report that one person has died, while 13 others were injured in the accident. Those injuries ranged from moderate to serious.

The Jaws of Life were needed to free one of the occupants in the light motorvehicle. There is no clarity on the circumstances surrounding the accident, which is now the subject of a police investigation.

“An Air ambulance was called to the scene to airlift a critically injured patient to a specialised hospital,” said Netcare spokesperson Shawn Herbst on Thursday.

“All the patients were treated on scene by various ambulance services and were transported to hospital for further treatment,” added Herbst.