Man killed in N2 taxi fire

Man killed in N2 taxi fire

A man has been killed near the N2 northbound carriageway in Durban after the minibus taxi he had been driving crashed and burst into flames.

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The incident occurred at the entrance to the Petroport petrol station at Queen Nandi Drive.

Durban Metro Police say the driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a concrete barrier.

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"The taxi then caught alight, while the driver was still inside," said spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad.

eThekwini firefighters were called out to douse the blaze.

Sewpersad says other motorists can enter the petrol station from the northbound carriageway, that is heading from Durban towards Umhlanga, but they will have to do so with caution.

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"It has now become a crime scene. Saps has taken over the scene."

It is unclear what caused the vehicle the crash.

The burnt out shell of the wreckage was visible from the highway.

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The incident caused major delays on the N2 during the morning peak.
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