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Six dead in Port Elizabeth taxi crash

Eastern Cape

Six people were killed In a taxi accident on the N2 outside Port Elizabeth on Sunday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 believed the taxi collided with a pole about 30 kilometres south of Port Elizabeth around 5am.

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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

Spokesman Chris Botha said paramedics found debris scattered over a large area, with some of the injured people still trapped in the wreckage.

Paramedics found that six people had died, three sustained critical injuries while eight were seriously injured, Botha said.

The injured were stabilised at the scene and taken to various hospitals for further medical attention.

Botha said the cause of the accident was unknown and the incident was handed to the police for investigation.

Sapa

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