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16 people injured in Joburg taxi accident

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JOHANNESBURG - Sixteen people have been hurt in a taxi accident in Putfontein, east of Johannesburg.

Paramedics say passengers were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled on the N12.

It’s believed the vehicle’s tyre may have burst.

Three people have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

ER24’s Russel Meiring said: “The remaining 13 patients have sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. We immediately treated the patients and provided the three critically injured with advanced life support intervention. Once treated, the patients were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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