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5 Aug 2019
12:12 pm

21 children injured as their taxi collides with car

News24 Wire

Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in the Eastern Cape.

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Twenty-one children were injured when a taxi they were travelling in collided with a car in Carletonville on Monday morning.

It is understood that the children were on their way to school when the accident happened.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene on Reinecke Street and found both vehicles on the side of the road, with passengers already outside and seated on the side of the road.

“Medics assessed the patients and found that 21 children, aged between 12 and 18, had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

No serious injuries or fatalities were reported, he said.

The injured passengers were treated for their injuries and then taken to nearby provincial hospitals for further care.

Circumstances surrounding the accident were not yet known and local authorities were investigating.

Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in the Eastern Cape.

According to the Eastern Cape department of transport, the bus was travelling from the Western Cape to the province when it overturned on the R61 between Beaufort West and Aberdeen.

Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana’s spokesperson Unathi Binqose said the driver lost control, resulting in the bus overturning.

“The injured are being treated in Midlands Hospital in Graaff-Reinet and Aberdeen Hospital,” Binqose said.

Binqose said authorities were on the scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Tikana sent condolences to the families of the deceased, while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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