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Taxi carrying pupils catches alight

Durban - A group of primary school children escaped with minor injuries after a school taxi they were travelling in caught alight on the on-ramp from Sherwood to the N3 Durban bound around 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

Arrive Alive operations director, Garrith Jamieson, said Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the taxi engulfed in flames.

A group of primary school children escaped with minor injuries after a school taxi they were travelling in caught alight in Durban. Credit: ANA

“Fortunately all of the children had managed to escape the fire. However three children injured themselves falling out of the taxi in a rush to escape,” Jamieson said.

“Durban Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire. Paramedics treated the young children on scene before transporting them through to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required.”

Jamieson did not name the primary school the learners were from.

He said the exact cause of the fire was unknown at this stage but police and the Durban Fire Department were conducting a full investigation.

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