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Seven people died after taxi capsized in Eastern Cape

Seven people were killed in the accident.

Seven people were killed when a taxi capsized on R61 between Queenstown and Tarkastad in Eastern Cape on Friday evening.

According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the accident occurred after a taxi driver tried to overtake another vehicle.

“The driver is alleged to have left the tar road and overtook the other vehicle on the left on the gravel shoulder,” said RTMC spokesman Simon Zwane.

“He lost control when he tried to return to Tar Road, the vehicle fell, and the impact killed three people. The other four later died in the hospital.”

He added that eight other passengers were seriously injured and taken to Frontier Hospital.

During that time, the driver was not injured.

Mr Zwane said taxi drivers are likely to be charged with murder.

“The Road Traffic Management Corporation will work with the police to investigate the exact cause of the accident.”

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Seven people died after taxi capsized in Eastern Cape

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