14 kids hurt in Mpumalanga collision

2015-06-03 14:38
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Mbombela - Fourteen children between the ages of 12 and 16 years were injured on Wednesday morning when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck on the R555 near Ogies, next to Witbank, paramedics said.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

"When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found the two vehicles parked on the side of the road. Children from the transport taxi were found sitting around on scene," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

"On assessment, paramedics found that 14 children had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Fortunately no one sustained any serious injuries."

Paramedics treated the injured on scene and then transported them to Cosmos and Witbank hospitals for further treatment.

The cause of the collision has not yet been established. Police are investigating.

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