02062010. Members of the ER24 were stoped by the members of the Tshwane Metro Police and told that something was wrong with they lights Picture: Sizwe Ndingane

Durban - A child died and 16 others were injured when a taxi and a truck collided in Newlands, Durban, on Friday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said a child aged around seven was killed when the vehicles collided at an intersection.

Eight other children were in critical conditions, and another eight were seriously injured.

They had been taken to hospital. - Sapa