Four people have died and eleven others have been injured after a minibus taxi overturned on the N1 north, near the Grasmere toll plaza, south of Johannesburg.

It’s understood that the driver of the taxi lost control after a tyre burst.

Paramedics arrived to find several passengers ejected from the vehicle when it rolled multiple times.

Three women and a 13-year-old boy sustained numerous injuries and were declared dead.

Joburg Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar says Metro police officers are on scene and there has been no obstruction to traffic.