4 dead, 15 injured in Mpumalanga taxi crash
Johannesburg - Four people died and 15 others were injured in a horror collision between a car and a minibus taxi along the R544 about five km before Verena in Mpumalanga.
ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics and local emergency services arrived on the crash scene shortly after 3 pm on Monday.
"Two people were found dead inside the light motor vehicle. Another two people were found dead inside the taxi. Fifteen occupants in the taxi sustained moderate injuries," Vermaak said in a terse communique on Tuesday. He said most of the taxi passengers were trapped inside the wreck and had to be freed by local rescue services.
"Once freed, paramedics were able to assess and treat the injured. They were later transported to nearby hospitals in the area for further treatment."
Local authorities attended the scene and are investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
African News Agency
* Edited by Moses Mudzwiti