Two die in minibus accident

2014-12-25 21:56
(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Two people died and 18 others were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the N1 in Hammanskraal on Thursday, paramedics said.

"The collision allegedly occured when the two front tyres of the taxi burst. The driver allegedly lost control of the taxi and it flipped into the oncoming traffic lane," said ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw.

A man was ejected from the taxi and died as a result of serious injuries. A female was declared dead on arrival at hospital. The injured were transported to various hospitals for treatment.

Rossouw said the taxi was travelling towards Polokwane.

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