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Three killed, 22 injured in Thokoza accident

The accident happened on Sunday afternoon on the Old Vereeniging road southbound.

FILE: Three people were killed and 22 were injured when a taxi and a bakkie collided on the Old Vereeniging Road on Sunday 05 january 2014. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Three people have died and 22 others have been left injured after a taxi collided with a bakkie near Thokoza in the East Rand.

The accident happened on Sunday afternoon on the Old Vereeniging road southbound.

Details surrounding the accident are still unclear but five patients are in a critical condition at the Natalsspruit Hospital.

Among the dead are two children under the age of three.

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services' Rogers Mamaila says, "In total, it's about 25 patients. A taxi driver, a male patient has also been taken amongst the injured as well as a bakkie driver whom was a female, was also taken to hospital in a serious condition."

Meanwhile, in a separate accident, 14 people have been injured after a taxi overturned on the R21 by the Tembisa off-ramp near Midrand

The injured are all in a stable condition and have been taken to the Tembisa Hospital for further treatment.