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Four die in truck vs taxi crash on N8 at Maseru border post

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Four people have been killed in an accident involving a truck and a 22-seater Iveco minibus taxi on the N8 at Maseru border post on Tuesday morning.

22 other people survived the crash but sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

It’s alleged that the truck driver lost control of the truck due to a suspected brake failure and crashed into the minibus taxi on the SA side of the border post.

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Mondli Mvambi, spokesperson of the Free State Department of Health, says the incident reportedly happened earlier today.

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He says a hydraulic extrication rescue tool was used to free one person in critical condition. The person was trapped in one of the vehicles involved in the fatal accident.

Mondli says the 22 survivors have been transported to the Senorita Nhlabathi Hospital in Ladybrand for medical observation and treatment.

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Some vendors who were on their stalls were among the injured.

He says Free State emergency paramedics declared four people dead on arrival at the scene.

The exact cause of the fatal accident is yet to be established.

Four die in truck vs taxi crash on N8 at Maseru border post

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