Fiery death at docks

A motorist was killed when his vehicle burst into flames after colliding with a train in Durban's docklands shortly before midnight on Monday.

A motorist was killed when his vehicle burst into flames after colliding with a train in Durban's docklands shortly before midnight on Monday.

Chris Botha, spokesman for Netcare 911, said a bystander fell into an open manhole while fleeing the scene of the accident and broke his legs.

The motorist, who was in his 40s, has not yet been identified.

Light rain was falling at the time of the accident, which happened in Bayhead Road. - Sapa

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