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Just in: At least nine dead in ‘horrific’ N2 crash

A baby and a four-year-old are amongst the crash fatalities, after two taxis smashed into each other on the N2.

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A severe N2 crash has pushed traffic authorities to the limit in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, after two taxis smashed into each other head-on. At least nine people are thought to have perished in the collision – including a married couple and two young children.

Horror crash on N2 in Eastern Cape

Although the cause of this crash is yet to be established, we do know that one of the taxis was fully loaded, and heading towards Gqeberha. There has also been a number of non-fatal casualties, and those requiring medical treatment have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

  • Sadly, a one-year-old and a four-year-old are amongst the list of those confirmed dead...

‘Culpable homicide’ charges to follow Makhanda crash

Investigators are still at the scene on this busy stretch of the N2, and a case of culpable homicide has already been opened by the police. The incident was first reported late on Sunday evening, and a statement on the matter has since been issued by road safety agency Arrive Alive:

“A head-on collision involving two taxis claimed a total of nine lives last night. The collision occurred on the N2 between Makhanda and Nanaga. It was a fully loaded taxi traveling towards the Gqeberha direction that collided with another taxi traveling opposite direction with only two occupants.”

“A suspected married couple both died in the collision along with seven others from the second taxi, in which three adult females, four adults males, and two kids aged between one and four lost their lives. The injured have been rushed to a hospital in Makhanda, and a culpable homicide docket has been opened.”

Arrive Alive statement