STATEMENT BY NETCARE 911:
At 15H00 Monday afternoon, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the M27 between Umdloti and Mount Moreland.
Reports from the scene indicate that a light delivery vehicle and a tipper truck were involved in a head on collision.
Tragically six people sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased on the scene, another three people sustained critical injuries and are currently being treated by Advanced life support paramedics.
The Ethekwini Fire and Rescue Services are busy using the Jaws of Life to free one of the critically injured from the wreckage.
Once stabilised all the patients will be transported by various ambulance services to hospital for further treatment.
The exact number of patients that sustained minor to moderate injuries are yet to be confirmed as some patients were removed privately.