Four children killed in bus and taxi collision in Durban

09:27 (GMT+2) Wed, 11 Jan 2017
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Four children were killed and scores more were injured in a collision between a bus and a minibus taxi in Durban on Wednesday.

Details of the crash were sketchy, but Robert McKenzie, spokesman for the KwaZulu-Natal provincial Emergency Medical Service, said the bus and minibus taxi collided near the bus station in the city’s Ntuzuma township.

ER24 paramedics, along with various other services, arrived on the scene and found the taxi parked on the side of the road. The one side of the taxi had been completely ripped open in the collision.

A bus was found parked a short distance up the road.

Upon closer inspection, paramedics found that four people, believed to be primary school children, lying outside the taxi. 

Unfortunately, the children had already succumbed to their multiple, fatal injuries. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene.

Emergency services were still on scene assisting the injured.

Rescue Care Paramedics spokesman Garrith Jamieson said that many of those injured or killed were school children.

– African News Agency (ANA)