3 killed, 26 injured in road accidents

2014-08-16 09:23

Three people have been killed and 26 others injured in accidents around the country.

One person was killed and 21 others were injured when a minibus they were travelling in overturned on the R75 between Uitenhage and Despatch, Eastern Cape.

The accident took place around 5am today, Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

The injured were treated on the scene before being taken to nearby hospitals for further care.

It was not clear whether the deceased was a man or a woman.

In Gauteng, a man was killed when the car he was travelling in overturned on the R515 in Rayton.

Paramedics arrived to find the man had already lost his life, Steinmann said. Details of the accident were unclear and subject to police investigation.

Five others were injured and a woman was killed yesterday when a minibus and two bakkies collided on the R102 near Darnall, KwaZulu-Natal.

Steinmann said the woman was declared dead on the scene and the five were taken to nearby hospitals to treat their moderate to critical injuries. The cause of the accident was unclear.

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