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18 killed as passengers flung from taxi in horror accident

At least 18 people are dead following a taxi crash in Mzunduzi Valley in Pietermaritzburg‚ KwaZulu-Natal‚ on Sunday.

“We are not sure what led to the accident but the taxi crashed into the barrier on the main road in Mzunduzi Valley‚” said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

The taxi rolled down an embankment.

 “Numerous people were ejected from the vehicle‚” he said.

At least nine people are injured.

Meiring could not immediately confirm whether any children were among the dead or injured.

KZN EMS spokesman Robert McKenzie confirmed paramedics were on the scene treating multiple patients.

Early indications are that the number of dead and injured could rise.