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10 killed after taxi and bakkie collide in Free State

Four other people suffered moderate to serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG – Ten people have died after a taxi and bakkie collided on the R726 between Zastron and Sterkspruit in the Free State this morning.

The taxi caught fire and five of its occupants were burnt beyond recognition.

Four other people suffered moderate to serious injuries and were taken to hospital.

Free State Emergency services Sipho Towa says, “Ten people were declared dead on the scene, two were critically injured, and then two suffered moderate injuries and they were transported to hospital for further medical treatment.”

Meanwhile in Pretoria three people died and several others were injured when a taxi overturned on the Mabopane highway earlier. Police are still investigating the matter.

The Tshwane Metro Police’s Isaac Mahamba says, “Three people passed away and several others were injured and rushed to the local hospital.”