09 Subject: Brick truck crashes through wall after partial head-on collision with tow truck.Statement: At approximately 09h20 on Thursday morning 12 March 2009, Netcare 911 paramedics responded to reports of a very serious collision involving several vehicles on Douglas road near to the corner of Alexander road in Douglasdale in the Fourways area. Picture. Netcare 911

Durban - A 12-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman were killed in a taxi accident on the M25 near Besters, KwaMashu, in KwaZulu-Natal, on Monday morning, paramedics said.

“Reports indicate that a taxi veered off the road, hurtled across the centre median, and slammed head-on into another taxi, in the end leaving four taxis and a light motor vehicle involved in the accident,” Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

The cause of the accident was not known, and the detail given was speculative.

The child and the woman died on the scene. Two people were critically injured, eight were seriously injured, and nine others had minor injuries. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to extricate some of the people from the wreckage.

The M25 was closed to traffic in both directions. - Sapa