Two children killed after taxi rolls

2016-04-30 22:42


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Potchefstroom – Two children, both under the age of 12, as well as a woman, were killed when a taxi driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle on the N12 just outside Potchefstroom, paramedic services said on Saturday.

ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said the taxi rolled several times.

“When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that over and above the deceased patients, there were eight other patients, six of which had critical injuries.

"Two of the critically injured patients were also children under 12. ER24 treated and transported a total of five patients to Potchefstroom Provincial Hospital for further treatment.”

Rossouw said the remaining patients were treated and transported to hospital by other medical services.

“The cause of the collision in unknown, local authorities were on scene for further investigation,” he said.

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