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3 killed after car, taxi collide in Barberton

Paramedics say the driver of the car was transported to hospital & is in a critical condition.

A taxi burst into flames following a collision in Barberton. Picture: @Netcare911_sa via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Three people have been killed in an accident on the R38 near Barberton in Mpumalanga.

It's understood a BMW and a taxi collided last night.

The taxi burst into flames with three people trapped inside. One passenger managed to escape with minor injuries.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha says the driver of the car was transported to hospital and is in a critical condition.

"The paramedics from Nelspruit were called out to the R38 in Barberton after a taxi and BMW had collided. When we arrived the taxi was engulfed in flames and three people were trapped inside."

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