Child killed in Northern Cape crash

2013-11-08 21:05

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Johannesburg - A 9-year-old child was killed and five people injured when two taxis collided in Paballelo near Upington on Friday, Northern Cape police said.

"During the time of this incident, it is alleged that there were people, including children, standing next to the road," said police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli.

"A 9-year-old child died on the scene. Five people, including three children were injured."

The three injured children are aged 9, 12 and 15.

The two taxis were travelling in the same direction and collided when one vehicle tried to overtake the other.

"A 26-year-old man, believed to be the driver of one of the taxis, was arrested with the help of the community as he attempted to escape from the accident scene," said Mdhluli.

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