2 dead, 24 injured as taxis collide

2015-03-02 05:44
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Johannesburg - Two men died and at least 24 were injured when two taxis collided on the R25 near Bapsfontein, Gauteng, on Sunday night, paramedics have said.

"ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found two wrecked taxis on the side of road in the veld," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement.

"On inspection, paramedics discovered that two men had sustained fatal injuries in the collision. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the patients."

The 24 injured people were found lying around the scene, four of them critically injured.

"Paramedics set out treating the patients as well as providing the critically injured with advanced life support," Meiring said.

"Once all the patients were treated, they were transported to various hospitals for further treatment."

The cause of the accident was not known.

Police were investigating.

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