Eight people die in head-on collision outside Beaufort West

Eight people have died following an accident which involved a car and a taxi on Monday morning.

‘’The taxi was driving to Cape Town and the light motor vehicle was travelling from Cape Town. The light motor vehicle (Volkswagen Polo) was carrying six passengers (including two children) and the taxi had two (a male and a female),’’ said the EMS’ Deanna February.

Reports indicate that the car’s tyre burst, causing it to veer into head on into the minibus taxi. Both vehicles caught fire and all passengers were burned beyond recognition.

‘’A call for assistance came through to EMS’ Communications Centre at 10:06. A total of two ambulances, a rescue vehicle and Forensic Pathology Services was dispatched. The scene has now been cleared,’’ February added.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape’s Transport & Public Works MEC, Daylinn Mitchell says he is saddened by the incident.

‘’I am saddened by the tragic crash that claimed the lives of eight people when a private vehicle collided with a minibus taxi on the N1, between Beaufort West and Leeu Gamka this (Monday) morning. My heartfelt condolences to all the families and the loved ones who of those who lost their lives as a result of this crash.’’


Done By: Mitchum George


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