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4 injured in CT crash amid heavy rains

Cape Town paramedics said four people were injured in a head-on collision during heavy rains.

Heavy rains flooded roads across the Cape Peninsula on 8 July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Paramedics in Cape Town said four people were injured in a head-on collision during heavy rains in the city.

A minibus taxi and Polo Player vehicle collided with each other on the corners of Mew Way and Spine Road in Cape Town.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said paramedics and rescue workers battled to work speedily in assisting injured persons as a result of the wet weather.

Jackson said a taxi driver, a man and two young girls were stabilised and transported to hospital approximately an hour after paramedics arrived.

It is believed one of the vehicles attempted to cross the intersection at the wrong time.

In Cape Town, more than 1, 500 people have been affected by flooding this weekend, they city's Disaster Risk Management Services said.

Affected areas include Rondebosch, Philipi, Bonteheuwel and Gugulethu.

Disaster Risk Management Services said they received over 100 reports of flooded roads across the Cape Peninsula.

Its spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said traffic officers were deployed to affected sites across the city to assist with traffic flow.

No significant damage to infrastructure had occurred, he added.

Solomons-Johannes appealed to motorists to go through flood waters with care and give other motorists the right-of-way when necessary.

Authorities say they will stay on high alert as more rain is forecast.