Four people died and 10 sustained injuries after a taxi overturned on the N3 Balgowan near Pietermaritzburg on Monday.
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The taxi had rolled and come to a stop in the emergency lane of the highway.
ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics discovered that several people had been ejected from the vehicle when it rolled.
“Paramedics assessed patients and found that four people, three women and a man, had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Sadly, they were declared dead on the scene,” Meiring said.
Eleven patients were found with injuries ranging from minor to critical and were transported to various hospitals for urgent treatment.
Local authorities are investigating the incident.