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Diepsloot collision injures 19

Gauteng

Johannesburg -

Nineteen people were injured, two of them critically, when two minibus-taxis collided in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning, paramedics said.

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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

The taxis collided on Summit Road, said Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann.

“Two men were found to be in a critical condition while the remaining seventeen people sustained injuries ranging from moderate to serious.”

One of the critically injured was airlifted to hospital. Others were transported there by road.

The cause of the accident was not known, Steinmann said. - Sapa

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