Nine people have been killed in a crash involving a minibus-taxi and a truck on the N11 road between Middelburg and Hendrina in Mpumalanga.

Provincial Safety, Security and Liaison Spokesperson, Moeti Mmusi says eight of the deceased were burnt beyond recognition.

“These people are believed to be the employees of a nearby mine. The two slightly injured drivers from the articulated truck and the minibus taxi were subsequently rushed to the nearby Cosmos hospital. It is not clear as to what led to the crash and the police working along with the crash investigation unit from the RTMC.”