File picture: Supplied by ER24

Vereeniging - Three people were killed and 16 were injured when a minibus taxi and a Vito van collided head-on on the R82 in Maccauvlei, Vereeniging on Friday night, Gauteng paramedics said.
 
Paramedics from ER24 and various other services arrived on the scene at about 7pm where they found six people trapped in the taxi, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

"Five of them were in a serious condition. They were all extricated by the Emfuleni fire department. The driver, believed to be a single occupant of the Vito, sustained moderate injuries."
 
The cause of the collision was not yet known, but local authorities attended the scene and would investigate, Vermaak said.