File picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

Durban - Three people were killed and 13 seriously injured when a mini bus taxi overturned in Inanda north of Durban on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

The taxi overturned just before 6am near the Ohlange school, said KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie.

“Three people were declared dead on scene by paramedics.”

The injured were treated on the scene before they were taken to various hospitals.

The cause of the accident was not known. Police were investigating, McKenzie said.