Incidents February 17, 2020
[ROSETTA] – Taxi rollover leaves two dead, several other children injured.
Two people were killed, including a child, and approximately sixteen others left injured this afternoon when the taxi they were travelling in rolled on the R103 in Rosetta, KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 15h40 to find the smouldering taxi in the middle of the road. Several children were found entrapped inside the vehicle while several more were found lying outside the vehicle.
Provincial Fire Services had already extinguished the blaze and had begun to extricate the entrapped patients before the arrival of paramedics.
On closer inspection, medics found that an adult and child had already succumbed to their numerous injuries and were declared dead by Provincial Services.
On assessment, medics found that sixteen other children had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical.
Medics treated the patients and provided the critically injured patients with advanced life support interventions before they were transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further care.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.