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Two killed in Rosetta taxi accident

It’s believed that at least two people lost their lives in an accident involving a taxi on the R103 at Rosetta in the KZN Midlands on Monday afternoon.

Early reports indicate that children were involved and there were a number of serious injuries.

Police and ambulance services were heard racing down the R103 from Nottingham Road in the direction of Rosetta at about 4pm on Monday afternoon.

All services – rescue, medical and SAPS – were responding to the incident.

In a post on Twitter, ER24 said at least two people had died: “ER24 are on scene on the R103, Rossetta, KZN, for a MCI involving children. Initial reports state two fatalities with approximately 17 others injured. Update to follow.”

Estcourt and Midlands News reported that passing motorists stopped to help children fleeing the vehicle after it burst into flames. It reported that the driver and one school child were killed in the accident.

Residents in the area said it was “bound to happen”, considering the way people drove on the road.

The R103 was closed for close to two hours as services attended to the scene.

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