6 dead after taxi overturns, rolls

2012-04-27 18:00
Johannesburg - Six people died and four others were injured when their minibus taxi overturned and rolled repeatedly on the N3 highway near Villiers, Free State, on Friday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the driver lost control of the taxi, causing it to overturn.

Several passengers were flung out of the vehicle while it was rolling.

The six were declared dead at the scene, Wicks said.

Two of the injured had to be airlifted to nearby hospitals, while the other two were taken in ambulances.

- SAPA
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