Watch: Midrand school taxi swallowed by inferno [video]

The charred frame of the minibus taxi is all that remains after it caught fire on its way to drop off pupils at a nearby school in Noordwyk, Midrand, on Wednesday morning.

Midrand school taxi left in flames: What’s the condition of the children?

According to Johannesburg Metro Police Deparment (JMPD) spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar, the cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage.

However, the most important thing is that the pupils it was carrying were unharmed.

“The driver managed to get all the children out of the vehicle in time and they were transferred to another vehicle so they could get to school on time,” Minnaar told Times Live.