At least three people have been killed after a multiple vehicle collision on the N12 between Emalahleni and Delmas in Mpumalanga on Thursday morning.

According to the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison, among the deceased is a two-year-old child. Spokesperson for the Department Moeti Mmusi says preliminary investigations suggest that the collision involving 17 vehicles was caused by bad weather conditions.

Mmusi says traffic officers are at the scene.

“The N12 road between Emalahleni and Delmas leading to Johannesburg remains closed at the moment following a multi vehicle collisions that occurred on that road. That collision involves seventeen vehicles which are ten sedans, two articulated trucks, four light delivery trucks as well as one mini bus. Motorists are advised to use alternative roads, that would be the R555 road between Emalahleni and Orgies in order to reach or come from Delmas travelling to Emalahleni.”