South Africa 24.5.2017 11:52 am

Minibus taxi rolls down embankment, injures 20 children

Twenty children have been left injured this morning when the taxi they were travelling in rolled down an embankment off the M1in Marianhill, Pinetown. Picture supplied by ER24

Twenty children have been left injured this morning when the taxi they were travelling in rolled down an embankment off the M1in Marianhill, Pinetown. Picture supplied by ER24

Paramedics arrived on the scene at about 7.40 am and found a minibus taxi lying on its roof at the bottom of the embankment.

Twenty schoolchildren were injured Wednesday morning when the taxi they were travelling in rolled down an embankment off the M1 in Marianhill, Pinetown.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene at about 7.40 am and found a minibus taxi lying on its roof at the bottom of the embankment.

“Several children had already climbed out of the vehicle and were found walking around on the scene,” said Meiring.

“Paramedics assessed the children and found that 20 had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Fortunately, no serious or fatal injuries were reported.”

The children were treated for their injuries on the scene before they were taken to various hospitals in the area.

Local authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

 

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