SHERWOOD – A taxi transporting primary school children caught alight on the Durban bound N3 on-ramp in Sherwood at 3pm today.
Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the taxi engulfed in flames. All of the children had managed to escape the fire however three children injured themselves falling out of the taxi in a rush to escape. The Durban Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire while paramedics treated the young children on scene before transporting them to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required.
At this stage the exact cause the fire is unknown however SAPS and Durban Fire Department will be conducting a full investigation.