9 dead in Karoo highway crash

2018-01-05 10:13
The scene of the taxi crash in the Karoo. (Supplied)

The scene of the taxi crash in the Karoo. (Supplied)

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Cape Town – Nine people died after a minibus taxi rolled on the N1 between Prince Albert and Leeu-Gamka in the Karoo on Friday, Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said.

"Apparently the driver of the taxi lost control of the vehicle," said Africa.

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The crash occurred shortly after 05:00, and at that time three women and three men had died.

A team of emergency workers, police and road traffic officials arrived to help, and the N1 was closed in both directions.

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Shortly before 07:00 another woman died, and over the next two hours, two of the injured men died.

The injured occupants were taken to hospital for further treatment and the road was re-opened.

Officials at scene of the taxi crash in the Karoo. (Supplied)

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