2 die as taxi overturns in Johannesburg

2012-03-26 07:43
Johannesburg - Two people have died and 14 other commuters have been injured after the minibus taxi they were travelling in overturned on the Wemmer Pan Road south of the Johannesburg CBD on Sunday evening, ER24 said.

"[Paramedics] arrived on the scene and found the taxi on its side with all the commuters outside of the vehicle believed to been ejected from the taxi as it rolled," spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

"One female commuter had already succumbed to her injuries and was declared deceased on the scene."

Another female commuter was in a critical condition and started deteriorating on scene.

"Paramedics tried to save her life but after a long battle the patient was declared deceased on the scene."

Emergency personnel treated 14 other commuters for various injuries and where stabilised on scene and transported to hospitals in the area.

"The cause of the accident was not known but the necessary authorities would investigate the accident further," Banks said.

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