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Five killed, numerous injured in vehicle accident in Durban

CAPE TOWN, March 19 (ANA) – Five people were killed and a number of others injured on Monday morning when two minibus taxis and a truck collided on Nandi Drive in Durban.

According to Garrith Jamieson of Rescue Care Paramedics, two taxis and a truck had collided, with one taxi rolling before coming to a rest on its wheels.

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“Four people were killed instantly before paramedics arrived and one female who had sustained major injuries passed away a short while later after paramedics attempted to resuscitate her,” said Jamieson in a statement.

Multiple other patients had sustained various injuries and were treated on the scene by Advanced Life Support Paramedics before being transported to various Durban Hospitals for the further care. A medical helicopter was brought to the scene to airlift a critically injured patient from the accident scene to a nearby hospital.

“At this stage, the exact cause of the collision is unknown however SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating further,” added Jamieson.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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