A 3-year-old child was among five people killed in a road accident in Mpumalanga on Wednesday night.
The accident took place on the R555 road between Middelburg and Stoffberg.
A sedan and a light delivery vehicle were apparently involved in a head-on collision.
"Two other vehicles were affected. The deceased include the driver of the sedan and two passengers, the driver of the light delivery vehicle and the passenger," said Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi.
Mmusi did not indicate how the other two vehicles were affected.
Two more people sustained serious injuries and were being treated in the Middelburg Provincial Hospital.
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"It is alleged that the crash occurred as a result of dangerous overtaking. [An] investigation into the crash is under way," said Mmusi.
Only a month ago, five people were killed in the province when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree along the N4 in Elandshoek.
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