Toddler among 7 dead in Mpumalanga crash

2015-04-07 21:24
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Mbombela - Seven people were killed, including a boy believed to be 3-years-old, and three others were injured when a taxi they were travelling in collided with a truck on the R38 between Badplaas and Barbeton, Mpumalanga on Tuesday, paramedics said.

"It is believed a taxi and truck collided head on,"ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.

Paramedics arrived to find some occupants of the minibus taxi had been ejected from the vehicle and were laying scattered at the scene on Tuesday evening.

"Seven people, among them a child about 3-years-old, were declared dead."

The three others sustained minor to moderate injuries.

They were taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment, she said.

The drivers of the vehicles were not injured. The cause of the accident was not clear.


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