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Minibus taxi submerged in water killing 5 in R30 Bothaville crash

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Five people have been killed in a horrific minibus taxi accident on R30 between Allanridge and Bothaville in the early hours of this Saturday morning.

1Life911 paramedics attended to the crash scene to find the 22-seater minibus taxi partially submerged in water.

The taxi driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle, left the road and crashed into a river.

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A total of seventeen people were rescued and five of them were taken to hospitals in Welkom.

Unfortunately, five other people died in the single vehicle accident.

Read also: Intercape Bus Trapped in Flash Floods After Driver Ignores Road Closure Signs on R30

It was not immediately clear if they drowned in the submerged taxi.

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This is a developing story…

Bothaville taxi crash

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