Four killed in taxi crash

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Four killed in taxi crash

Just one day into national Transport Month – the government’s flagship program for promoting road safety – four people died in a taxi crash in the Free State.

Another nine passengers were injured when the taxi overturned on the N3 between Villiers and Warden yesterday afternoon.

This followed a day after Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, urged motorists to be responsible during the official launch of Transport Month in Mmorong Village in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality in Northwest.

Medical Emergency Services (EMS) spokesperson, Sipho Towa, says indications are the taxi overturned due to a burst tyre.

The taxi had a reported number of 16 passengers on board, who were all affected by the crash. Two of the passengers, including the driver, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital.

They are said to be recovering well and will be discharged today. A case of culpable homicide has been opened and police are still investigating the causes of the accident.

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