Taxi collision leaves dozens injured

An accident in Newclare on Maraisburg Road near the N1 resulted in 24 people being injured, the majority of them children. Photo: Twitter/ER24

JOHANNESBURG - Twenty-four people were injured Wednesday morning, 22 were children, after a taxi and light motor vehicle collided on Maraisburg Road in Newclare, west of Johannesburg, ER24 said in a statement.

Spokesperson Russel Meiring said when paramedics arrived community members were removing children from the taxi wreck.

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Two adults from the light motor vehicle and one child from the taxi sustained serious injuries. "Twenty-one other children from the taxi had sustained minor to moderate injuries," said Meiring.

Paramedics treated the injured before those seriously hurt were taken to a hospital.

Local authorities were on the scene . They are investigating the cause of the crash.

African News Agency

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