3 people die in taxi accident this morning 

Three people died when a minibus taxi crashed into a truck this morning on the N4 near Komatipoort.

Early morning collision between a stationary truck and a minibus taxi has led to three people dying. The side collision occurred on the N4 toll road near Schoonspruit farm between Marloth Park and Komatipoort around 05h00 this morning.

It is believed that the minibus collided on the side of the stationary truck that was on the emergency lane due to a suspected mechanical breakdown since last night.

The three died at the scene of the crash. Three more people sustained moderate injuries and they were transported to the hospital.

Both vehicles were travelling towards Komatipoort and they are also registered in Mozambique.

It is believed the minibus taxi was travelling from Johannesburg to Maputo.

It is not clear as to what caused the crash. The investigation by all role players is underway.  Police says currently only one lane is opened and the emergency personnel are still working at the scene with a view of clearing the road as soon as possible.