Five, including baby, killed as car and bus collide

2017-07-21 09:26
Five people, including a baby, were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a BMW on the N1 in the early hours of Friday morning. The highway has been reopened. (Supplied)

Five people, including a baby, were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a BMW on the N1 in the early hours of Friday morning. The highway has been reopened. (Supplied)

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Western Cape - Five people, including a baby, were killed in an early morning crash between a car and a passenger bus on the N1 on Friday, Western Cape Traffic Services have confirmed.

The collision, which took place at about 01:00, occurred on the Beaufort West side of Leeu Gamka, spokesperson Kenny Africa said.

"According to eyewitnesses, the BMW overtook a number of vehicles in the face of oncoming traffic and collided head on with the bus," he said.

The car's occupants - two women, two men and the baby – were killed. Two of the bus passengers were injured.

The affected lane was closed until 04:30 and has been reopened to traffic.

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