Driver, child killed in taxi rollover in Rosseta

Driver, child killed in taxi rollover in Rosseta

A taxi driver and a child have been killed in an accident involving a taxi on the R103 in Rosseta, between Nottingham Road and Mooi River. 

Rosetta taxi rollover

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene yesterday - to a smouldering taxi. 

"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."

READ: 1 dead, 5 injured in South Coast crash

"On closer inspection, medics found that an adult and child had already succumbed to their numerous injuries and were declared dead by provincial services," he said. 

Meiring says 16 other children were treated entrapped in the vehicle. 

He says details around the incident are not known at this stage. 

READ: 7 killed in KZN taxi rollover

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