School children hurt in Durban taxi crash

JOHANNESBURG – Multiple people, including schoolchildren between the ages of six and 15, have been injured in a taxi crash in Umlazi, south of Durban.

The incident took place on Sibusiso Mdakane Drive in Umlazi E Section on Wednesday morning, according to Arrive Alive.

“Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the taxi lying on its side,” the report read.


“Apparently, multiple children between the ages of six and 15 years have been injured and community members rushed them to the hospital in their private vehicles.”

“Six children were still at the scene and sustained minor to moderate injuries. They were stabilised on the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required.”

Police are on the scene investigating the cause of the collision, according to the report.

IFP calls for safer transport

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in KwaZulu-Natal called on parents to prioritise scholar transport in 2018.

The party made the call in a statement released on Tuesday.

In 2017, four pupils died and 18 were injured in a horror crash involving a bus and a minibus taxi in Ntuzuma.

The IFP further called on the KwaZulu-Natal government to invest more money in safer scholar transport.

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