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20 pupils perish in Gauteng taxi and truck collision

Johannesburg – At least 20 pupils died after their minibus taxi was involved in an accident just after Bronkhorstspruit on Friday afternoon, the Gauteng education department said.

The taxi collided with a tip truck before bursting into flames.

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MEC Panyaza Lesufi was on the way to the scene, spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a statement.

Lesufi tweeted earlier that the vehicle had caught fire after the crash.

More information was not immediately available.

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