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17 children hurt in taxi crash

Eastern Cape

Uitenhage - Seventeen school children were injured on Monday when their minibus taxi overturned in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said the vehicle veered off the R75 and rolled down the embankment, coming to rest after hitting trees.

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09 Subject: Brick truck crashes through wall after partial head-on collision with tow truck.Statement: At approximately 09h20 on Thursday morning 12 March 2009, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a very serious collision involving several vehicles on Douglas road near to the corner of Alexander road in Douglasdale in the Fourways area. Picture. Netcare 911

“Netcare 911 and the provincial paramedics arrived at the scene and found 17 patients with injuries, ranging from serious to minor, at the side of the road.”

The injured passengers were treated at the scene before being taken to various hospitals.

Sapa

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