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PICS | At least six killed in 10-vehicle crash on N1 in Tshwane

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Pretoria – At least six people have died and two others injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the N1 in Tshwane on Friday, according to officials.

Two trucks and eight light motor vehicles were involved, said Tshwane Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso.

Four more people have since been reported dead since the initial report, taking the known total up to six.

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One truck was completely burnt out while another was damaged but managed to be extinguished.

“One light motor vehicle [was] trapped underneath the truck and completely burned down with two deceased patients burnt beyond recognition,” he said.

After the vehicle was recovered, it then emerged that a child and a toddler were also burnt beyond recognition.

Mabaso said the bodies of two people were also discovered in a Toyota Avanza that was under the truck.

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A woman with slight injuries and a man with moderate injuries were taken to hospital.

Mabaso said the accident may have been caused by poor visibility because of grass fires in the area.

The N1 between Petroport and Wallmansthal remained closed in both directions.

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