Three people were killed and four others sustained various injuries in a head-on collision on the R35 in Bethal‚ Mpumalanga during the early hours of Sunday‚ paramedics said.

“At approximately 3am‚ paramedics from ER24 and provincial emergency services arrived on the scene where they found three people with fatal injuries. There was nothing that could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene‚” said ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak.

“Two people were found with critical injuries and another two with moderate injuries. Paramedics stabilised the injured on scene before rushing them to a nearby hospital for treatment‚” he added.