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Arisa Janse van Rensburg
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27 Jan 2019
10:42 am

Seven dead and 14 injured in head-on collision

Arisa Janse van Rensburg

Seven people lost their lives in a head-on collision between a truck and a minibus taxi on Saturday morning in Mpumalanga, the Lowvelder reports.

Picture: Emer-G-Med

According to Martin Jeffrey from Emer-G-Med, who was on the scene, the accident happened on the Old KaNyamazane Road just before the Tekwane South turnoff, reports the Lowvelder.

Picture: Emer-G-Med

He said that while seven of the passengers in the taxi had died, eight people on the scene sustained serious injuries while six sustained medium to moderate injuries.

“Various emergency services transported those who were injured to the hospital,” Jeffrey said.

The department of community safety, security and liaison’s Moeti Mmusi confirmed the death toll on Saturday morning, adding that one of the victims was the driver of the taxi.

Picture: Emer-G-Med

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