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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Taxi vs truck crash kills 10 in Middleburg

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Ten people were killed when a taxi and a truck collided head-on with each other on the Old Middelburg Road (R555) towards Witbank outside of Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

At approximately 9pm last night, paramedics from ER24 and local provincial emergency services arrived on the scene where they found the horrific crash.

Ten people were found inside the taxi with fatal injuries.

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A 22-year-old woman was found in the front of the taxi with serious injuries. She was the only survivor in the taxi.

Paramedics extricated her from the vehicle and rushed her to Middelburg Provincial Hospital for further care.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries. He was treated on the scene and later transported by provincial emergency services to the same hospital.

The exact cause of the collision is not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and will investigate.

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Source: ArriveAlive

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