Johannesburg - A 13-year-old girl was killed and 18 others injured on Monday morning after a taxi rolled over on the Frikkie Meyer Road in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ER24 paramedics said.
Spokesman Russel Meiring said when ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene they found a girl sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life.
“Unfortunately, nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead,” said Meiring.
“Approximately 18 other patients were assessed on the scene. Two patients, a 16-year-old boy as well as another adult man, had both sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition and 16 others had sustained minor to moderate injuries,” said Meiring.
The two critically injured patients were provided with advanced life support interventions before being airlifted to hospital.
The remaining patients were transported by ambulance to surrounding hospitals for further treatment.
Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
African News Agency/ANA