SEE: R316 closed after 8 killed in gruesome crash near Napier

2019-04-22 14:38
Danger on the road. Blue flasher on the police car at night.

Danger on the road. Blue flasher on the police car at night.

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Eight people have been killed in a head-on collision outside Napier, Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa has confirmed.

Four men and four women were killed in what he called a gruesome crash on the R316.

The road has been closed in both directions.

READ: 'Everyone loved them' - friend of family who was killed in horrific crash

“We urge motorists to please be patient. The medical rescue personnel are at the scene and police and traffic officials are busy redirecting traffic,” he said.

The cause of the accident had not yet been established, Africa added.

The scene of the collision outside Napier

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