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Nompilo Kunene
Senior online journalist
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21 May 2022
09:53

Lucky escape as passengers jump out of burning taxi

Nompilo Kunene

Four people escaped with mild injuries after they jumped out of a moving taxi that caught alight while travelling on Umdloti Beach Road near Waterloo, in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

Four people escaped with mild injuries after they jumped out of a moving taxi that caught alight while travelling on Umdloti Beach Road near Waterloo, in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said they were contacted early on Friday morning about a taxi that had caught fire.

Prem Balram, Rusa’s spokesperson, said when they arrived on the scene, the Toyota Hiace taxi was completely engulfed in flames.

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Four people managed to jump out of the moving taxi before it was completely engulfed in flames.

He said four passengers were found on the road, several meters apart from each other.

Balram said the passengers suffered mild to moderate injuries after they jumped out of the moving vehicle that caught alight due to unknown reasons.

The eThekwini Fire & Rescue Services extinguished the fire however the taxi was completely destroyed.