Eight early-morning commuters were killed and four seriously injured when a taxi overturned near Walkerville‚ Johannesburg‚today.
“Paramedics from ER24 and other services that arrived on the scene found several people ejected from the taxi‚” said ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak.
“Eight people were found with fatal injuries. There was nothing that paramedics could do for them and they were declared dead on the scene‚” he said.
Injured passengers were stabilised and taken to nearby hospitals. Five others had minor injuries.
“At this stage‚ it appears as if no other vehicle was involved in the collision‚” Vermaak said.