One killed, 23 injured in N8 crash

2016-11-19 19:54
A bus and a taxi collided on the N8 near Thaba Nchu. (ER24)

A bus and a taxi collided on the N8 near Thaba Nchu. (ER24)

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Cape Town - One person was killed and 23 others were injured in a collision between a bus and a taxi on the N8 near Thaba Nchu towards Ladybrand on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said various emergency services responded to the scene, where some of the injured needed to be extricated from the taxi by fire and rescue services.

"Sadly there was nothing that could be done for one patient who was found lying on the road. The person was declared dead. One person who was in a critical condition was airlifted to hospital," she said.

Others were treated for minor to serious injuries at the scene and taken to various hospitals by ambulance, while a few of the injured were transported privately.

Authorities are investigating.

In a separate incident, one person was killed and 17 others were hurt in a crash between a car and a taxi on the R33 in the Mpolweni area outside Pietermaritzburg.

Paramedics declared one person dead while the injured sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

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