Four people were killed and 12 others sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious after a taxi and a bus collided on Tweedie main road in Howick this morning.

When ER24 arrived on the scene just after 06H00, another medical service was already in attendance. Upon further assessment, paramedics found four patients entrapped in the front of the taxi and three still seated in the back of the taxi. Some patients were already being treated in the ambulances.

Four people were declared dead at the scene and 12 others sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.

ER24, as well as other medical services on the scene, transported the patients to the hospital for further medical care.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not yet known to our paramedics but police were on the scene for further investigations.