PICS | Woman killed, 20 people injured in taxi accident in KwaZulu-Natal

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One woman killed, 20 people injured in a Durban taxi crash (Supplied by ALS paramedics)
One woman killed, 20 people injured in a Durban taxi crash (Supplied by ALS paramedics)

A woman died and 20 people were injured after a taxi collided with another car on Higginson Highway, near Mobeni Cemetery, in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to ALS paramedics, a fully-loaded taxi collided with a light motor vehicle and overturned before landing on its side on the M1 Higginson Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

One woman killed, 20 people injured in a Durban taxi crash (Supplied by ALS paramedics)
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One woman killed, 20 people injured in a Durban taxi crash (Supplied by ALS paramedics)

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When the paramedics arrived, they found a woman, believed to be in her 40s, had sustained fatal injuries and she was declared dead at the scene. 

"Twenty other passengers sustained injuries, ranging from minor to serious, and were stabilised on the scene before being transported to various Durban hospitals for the further treatment that they required," ALS paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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