7 Killed, 13 injured in taxi crash in Durban

IPSS emergency spokesperson Paul Herbst says the vehicle transporting 20 people lost control and went down an embankment
Seven people have been killed and 13 others critically injured in a taxi crash on the R102 towards Shakas-kraal north of Durban on Friday morning.

IPSS emergency spokesperson Paul Herbst says the vehicle transporting 20 people lost control and went down an embankment.

“It was discovered that five of the occupants tragically died on the scene additional two patients succumbed to their injuries. The Lenmed aeromedical was called twice to transport two patients through to various facilities. The KwaDukuza fire department used the Jaws of Life together with IPSS search and rescue division to extricate three of the victims. At this stage, it seems there were 20 patients within the taxi seven of those have died the rest have all sustained critical injuries.”

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