WATCH: Major taxi accident in Inchanga leaves 15 injured

All the patients are currently in hospital and there were no fatalities reported.

A taxi accident on the R103 Inchanga and Station Drive in Inchanga on Monday morning left 15 people injured, with one in critical condition.

The accident occurred just before 7am.


ALS Paramedics Medical Services responded to multiple calls reporting an overturned taxi with numerous patients on the scene. The injuries ranged from moderate to serious, and were attended to by ALS paramedics and transported to various hospitals in Durban and Pietermaritzburg for further care.

At this stage, the events leading up to the accident are unknown; however, SAPS was on the scene and will be investigating further. All 15 people are currently in hospital, and there were no recorded fatalities,” said spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

Watch: A video from the scene of the crash

ALS Paramedics dispatched ambulances from both Durban and Pietermaritzburg branches, along with advanced life support paramedics.

“The scene presented a challenging situation, with multiple patients ejected as the taxi rolled down the embankment, coming to rest on its roof”.

Further investigations will be done by police.

Plane crash kills two

In a separate incident, The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said its investigative division is probing the cause of a plane crash that killed two people.

The CAA said the Accident and Incident Investigations Division (AIID) was informed of the accident involving a Bat hawk aircraft that occurred in Grasslands in Centurion, Gauteng, on Sunday.


CAA spokesperson Sisa Majola said a pilot and passenger were on board the aircraft when the accident occurred. 

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“Both of them were fatally injured during the accident and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The AIID team has dispatched to the accident site to collect evidence that will define the size and scope of the investigation once more information becomes available.”

Additional reporting Faizel Patel

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