Four dead after truck collision in Western Cape
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, two trucks had a head-on collision in an accident on the N1 between Beaufort West and Three Sisters.
However, four people have been pronounced dead, according to Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka, spokesperson for Western Cape minister of transport and public works, Bonginkosi Madikizela.
Both vehicles were caught in fire, while the road remained temporarily closed.
Motorists suggested making use of the alternative route berdeen-Graaff Reinet-Murraysburg and back onto the N1.
Since then, a lane has been reopened.
Two heavy motor vehicles/ trucks collided head-on on the N1 between Beaufort West and 3 Sisters in the early hours. Four people are reported dead. Both vehicles caught fire.
Road closed. Alternative route is Aberdeen – Graaff Reinet – Murraysburg and back onto the N1. @TrafficSA pic.twitter.com/iXZHZ36R8X
— Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka (@NMakoba) October 21, 2020
Western Cape – N1 Route: #TruckCrash #FatalCrash
(Update): one lane open between Beaufort West and Three Sisters pic.twitter.com/o1XBxIpNdz
— Rob Beezy (@TrafficSA) October 21, 2020
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