12 killed as two taxis collide in North West

2013-12-02 08:34

Twelve people died and eight others were injured when two taxis collided on the N12 outside Klerksdorp in the North West.

Paramedics yesterday evening found several people strewn across the highway at Wolmaransstad road, said ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak.

“It is believed that the majority of the occupants were flung from the taxi when it was ripped open during the collision,” he said.

Five of the 12 were children aged between one and six.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Two were in a critical condition, said Vermaak.

Both drivers were killed in the crash.

“Bystanders explained that one of the taxis apparently overtook several vehicles before it collided head on with the other.”

The road was closed to traffic for several hours while the accident scene was cleared.

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