20 SCHOOL KIDS KILLED IN HORROR TAXI CRASH

JOHANNESBURG – It’s believed all 20 school children on board a minibus taxi were killed when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck on the R25 between Verena and Bronkhorstpruit on Friday.

The taxi burst into flames, and most of the children were trapped inside.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said fire services had managed to extinguish the burning vehicle, which was found lying on its side.

Up to 20 school children were killed when a taxi collided head-on with a truck on the R25 between Bronkhorstpruit in Gauteng and Verena in Mpumalanga.© ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd

Up to 20 school children were killed when a taxi collided head-on with a truck on the R25 between Bronkhorstpruit in Gauteng and Verena in Mpumalanga.“Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the children and they were declared dead on the scene,” Meiring said.Video thumbnail for  .@ShahanR speaks to Tshwane EMS for more on the horrific #TaxiCrash

Meiring said several other children were found at the scene. It’s believed these children had been pulled out of the taxi by members of the community.

The cause of the collision is not yet known.

 

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TOP PHOTO: © ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd

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