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Klapmuts - An accident in Klapmuts, Western Cape, has claimed two lives and left 13 people injured, paramedics said on Tuesday. 

The collision took place on the R101 on Tuesday morning. 

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with the Metro Fire and EMS Services, arrived on the scene at 7.30am to find the taxi on its side on the side of the road. 

"Several people had been ejected from the vehicle and were found scattered around the scene.

"Paramedics assessed the patients and found that a man and woman had both sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life."

Unfortunately, nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene.

Meiring said 13 other patients were also found on the scene and assessments showed that their injuries ranged from minor to serious.

"The patients were treated for their injuries and they were transported to nearby provincial hospitals for further care," he said.

He added that the details surrounding the incident are not yet known but local authorities were on scene to conduct further investigations.

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