At least 14 people have been killed in two crashes this weekend, one in Mpumalanga and the other in the Eastern Cape.

In the Eastern Cape, at least 8 people died after a minibus allegedly tried to overtake on the gravel verge of the R61 between Komani and Tarkastad.

And in Mpumalanga, at least 6 people were killed and one person seriously injured after a head-on collision on the R38 between Barberton and Manzane.

The deceased include a child. It is suspected that one of the drivers attempted to overtake when the crash occurred.

Provincial Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi says, “the deceased include the driver of the sedan as well as four of his occupants and the driver of the truck. One person was serious injured and was passenger of the truck and was rushed to the nearby hospital. It is not clear what caused the crash but it is believed that one of the drivers was overtaking in a dangerous place”