1 dead, 18 hurt in N4 pile-up

2011-12-10 19:33

Johannesburg - One person was killed and 18 others were seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the N4 near Belfast, the Mpumalanga department of safety and security said on Saturday.

The accident, which happened near the Belfast Engen garage around 01:00, involved two taxis, a midi-truck and a horse-and-trailer truck, said spokesperson Joseph Mabuza.

The person who was killed had been travelling in a taxi carrying 13 people.

Part of the road was still closed later in the day on Saturday while paramedics were freeing passengers still trapped in the wreckage.

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