Two killed, 18 injured in Parys taxi crash

2016-03-16 13:40

Free State - Two women were killed and 18 another people injured when their minibus taxi overturned in Parys, Free State, on Wednesday morning, ER24 paramedics said.

One of the women was found trapped in the front of the vehicle and the other was lying underneath it, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

Both died before paramedics arrived. The taxi had apparently swerved to avoid a vehicle at a stop-and-go. The driver apparently lost control of the minibus and it rolled into the bushes.

Some of the 18 injured were in a critical condition. One was airlifted from Parys Hospital to a private hospital in Johannesburg in an ER24 helicopter.

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