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1 dead, 11 hospitalised after taxi transporting matric pupils overturns in CT

Paramedics say when they arrived on the scene, they found the taxi overturned on the M3 in Claremont.

File image of a siren. Picture: imgkid.com

CAPE TOWN - One person has been killed following a taxi accident during the early hours of this morning.

It understood the taxi was transporting grade 12 pupils who were returning from a matric dance.

Paramedics say when they arrived on the scene, they found the taxi overturned on the M3 in Claremont.

ER24's Chitra Bodasing says, "A taxi believed to be transporting pupils from their dance during the early house this morning overturned on the M3. Sadly one patient died and 11 sustained injuries ranging from moderate to critical."

Meanwhile, 25 motorists have been arrested across the Western Cape since the start of the weekend.

Provincial traffic officials held a series of roadblocks from Friday evening, stopping at least 1,900 motorists.

Western Cape Traffic's Jacques Mostert says, "Three people were arrested for fraud, one in George, the second person in Worcester and the other in Oudtshoorn."