Johannesburg -

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

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