Mpumalanga - Seven people were killed near Balfour on Monday morning when a mini-bus taxi overturned, the Mpumalanga safety and security department said.

Spokesman Moeti Mmusi said nine seriously injured people were taken to hospital in Balfour and Heidelberg.

It is believed that a tyre burst on the vehicle, which had been travelling on the R23 close to the provincial border with Gauteng. - Sapa