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MEC: Fatal N3 accident was caused by high-speed chase

At least four people were killed when the taxi they were travelling in overturned on the highway.

MEC for community and safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says this afternoon's fatal accident on the N3 northbound in Germiston was caused by a high-speed chase between police and criminals.

At least four people were killed when the taxi they were travelling in overturned on the highway.

Officials say the minibus was hit by criminals speeding in a getaway vehicle while they were being pursued by police.

The MEC says a search is now underway for the men who managed to escape on foot.

"Two criminals managed to get away but one of them was seriously wounded after he was shot. We'll be able to find him in some of the hospitals or some of the clinics."