An overturned minibus taxi lies on the side of the M1 in Joburg after crashing and killing one person, with several injuries reported. Picture: Netcare 911

Johannesburg – One person died and several people were injured on Thursday morning when a minibus taxi overturned on the busy M1 Corlett Drive intersection in Joburg, police confirmed.

Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minaar told The Star that officers were called to the scene at around 6am, adding that the cause of the taxi overturning will still be investigated.

Spokesperson for Netcare 911 said in a statement that the "reports from the scene indicate that the vehicle was traveling on the North bound lane when it overturned and flipped over the barriers, its crumpled remains coming to rest on its wheels in the centre median."

"Paramedics from various services and the fire department arrived at the scene and found people spread over a large area."

One man tragically died at the scene due to the extensive injuries that he sustained, multiple other commuters sustained injuries ranging from critical to minor.

Paramedics treated the injured at the scene before they transported them to hospital for the care that they required," he stated.

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