RUSA Reaction Unit SA

2019-01-31 09:56:31 -


Firearm Burnt In Overturned Vehicle: Verulam - KZN Six people were hospitalized after the bakkie th...

Firearm Burnt In Overturned Vehicle: Verulam - KZN

Six people were hospitalized after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned multiple times and caught alight on Umdloti Beach Road near Waterloo in Verulam this morning (Thursday).

At approximately 05:41 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by passing motorists and pedestrians requesting assistance for the injured.


Upon arrival an NP 200 bakkie was found engulfed in flames. A handgun with six rounds of ammunition which belonged to the driver was destroyed in the fire.

Six occupants of the bakkie were found lying on the road side. They had sustained moderate injuries and were transported to Osindisweni Hospital by ambulance. The Ethekwini Fire and Rescue Services were summoned to the scene and upon arrival extinguished the blaze. The bakkie was extensively damaged.

Circumstances surrounding the accident has not been established at this stage.