10 killed in fiery N1 crash
Cape Town - Ten people, including two children, were killed on Tuesday when a minibus taxi burst into flames on the N1 between Beaufort West and Leeu Gamka, Western Cape traffic officials said.
Seven people were injured in the crash that happened at around 03:00, Western Cape traffic department spokesperson Harold Williams said.
A truck overturned after one of its tyres burst.
A minibus taxi travelling in the opposite direction, towards Cape Town, crashed into a piece of metal that had fallen from the truck.
The metal hit the petrol tank of the taxi, causing it to burst into flames.
Nine people, including two children, died at the scene, and one person died in hospital.
Five taxi passengers were injured and two people in the truck were seriously injured.