Eight people were killed and four others critically injured Thursday morning after their taxi overturned while travelling along the R82 towards Walkerville, South of Johannesburg, ER24 said in a statement.
Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics found that 17 people were involved in the accident. Many of them were ejected from the taxi.
“Of the 17 patients eight of them sustained fatal injuries and another four sustained critical injuries,” said Vermaak.
Paramedics treated the patients on the scene. Four of them were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Once stabilised the remainder the rest of the injured were later transported to various hospitals in the area.
The taxi was the only vehicle involved in the accident.