Pregnant woman dies in taxi accident on her way to funeral

2015-07-31 13:20
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Port Elizabeth - A heavily pregnant woman and two others died when a taxi crashed on the way to a funeral in the Eastern Cape on Friday, the provincial health department said.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the accident happened early in the morning, with the department still awaiting further information on where exactly the accident took place. The passengers were travelling from Cape Town, he said.

The three people killed were the pregnant woman, the driver and a 17-year-old girl.

Nine other passengers - among them two girls of 8-years and 14-months respectively, sustained moderate injuries.

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