Fifth person dies after taxi, van crash

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Uitenhage -

A fifth person has died following last week's crash between a taxi and a mortuary van in Uitenhage, police said on Monday.

“The fifth fatality was a woman, 29-years-old, who passed away on Saturday,” said Lt-Col Priscilla Naidu in a statement.

The woman was a passenger in the taxi which collided with the van on Friday. The taxi driver and two of his passengers died on the scene, while a passenger in the mortuary van died later that day in hospital.

Two other people were hospitalised. - Sapa


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