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[POLOKWANE] Three killed, two injured in collision

Three people were killed and two others sustained various injuries in a collision between a truck and a taxi along the R101 between Polokwane and Mokopane on Sunday morning.

Shortly after 7am, paramedics from ER24 along with provincial emergency services and other private services arrived on the scene. Upon assessment, they found that debris was spread across the highway with a taxi and a truck standing several metres from each other. A child and a woman, both still trapped inside of the taxi, were found with various injuries. The child was extricated and treated for moderate injuries. The woman was in a critical condition. Once extricated, she was placed on life support. Both were transported to Polokwane Provincial Hospital for further medical care.

Two people were found with fatal injuries inside of the taxi. The driver of the truck was also fatally injured in the collision.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision is not yet known. Local authorities that attended the scene will conduct an investigation.