At least 19 killed in Western Cape crash

2011-11-15 07:14

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Cape Town - At least 19 people, including two children, were killed and eight others injured on Tuesday in an accident involving two minibuses and a truck in the Karoo, police said.

A trailer of a minibus taxi hit a truck between Leeu-Gamka and Prince Albert Road around 01:00, Captain Malcolm Poje said.

He said the minibus taxi overturned after it was rammed from behind by another taxi that was following it.

"The main cause of the accident is not clear at this stage as police are still working on the scene," Pojie said.

"It appeared all the people who died were the occupants of the minibus taxis."

They were declared dead on the scene.

The injured were taken to a local hospital.

A culpable homicide docket was opened.

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