Accident: five killed in taxi

2010-09-09 00:00

FIVE minibus-taxi commuters died when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, in northern KwaZulu-Natal yesterday afternoon.

Transport spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said two men and three women died on the P702 gravel road in Mahlabathini. Nine other commuters suffered serious injuries.

He said the taxi apparently experienced brake failure as it was trying to overtake another vehicle.

Aa 13-year-old schoolboy sustained serious injuries when a vehicle struck him as he was crossing Que Road in Durban yesterday. He was taken to Addington Hospital.

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