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N11 closed at Kranspoort Pass following fatal crash involving truck transporting acid

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The N11 highway is currently closed after a truck transporting sulphiric acid collided with two cars leaving one person dead on Sunday evening.

The truck apparently lost the entire cargo of sulphiric acid onto the road.

One person has been confirmed dead on the scene, while two were seriously injured, and one escaped serious injury in the horrific crash.

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According to authorities at the scene, salvaging the truck wreckage and scene clean up will take at least 10 hours.

The damage caused by the acid is yet to be determined, but is believed to be extensive, polluting nearby game farms and streams.

Read also: Truck driver killed in fiery N11 crash at Kranspoort Pass

Van Wettens towing services are on the scene.

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According to Louwtjie Swart of Van Wettens the road will be closed until further notice.

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