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Fourways - Three people have died, and approximately 20 others left injured following a multiple vehicle collision just outside Fourways, paramedics said on Tuesday.

The accident happened on Tuesday morning on Cedar Road. 

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics, along with Life Healthcare and other services, arrived at the scene to find several vehicles scattered on the road. 

"A light delivery vehicle was found lying on its side in the right-hand lane while several others were found either in the road or on the side of the road.

"Paramedics assessed the patients and found that three men had sustained numerous, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene."

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Around 20 other patients were assessed on the scene, with their injuries ranging from minor to serious. 

Meiring said the patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene to conduct further investigations.

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