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[OLIFANTSFONTEIN] – Taxi and motorbike collide leaving three dead, several injured.

Three people were killed, including two children, and several other children were left injured when a motorbike crashed into a taxi on the M57 in Olifantsfontein, early this morning.

ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find the taxi and motorbike in the middle of the road. Several children were found walking around on the scene.

On closer inspection, medics found the body of the biker, a man in his 30s, lying in the rear in the taxi. Two girls, believed to be aged 6 and 10, were found lying next to the biker also in the rear of the taxi.

Unfortunately, all three patients had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for them and they were declared dead by another service.

Several other children were assessed on the scene, their injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by various services to nearby hospitals.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.