Two people have been killed in a collision between two heavy vehicles between Beaufort West and Leeu Gamka in the Karoo.

Western Cape Traffic spokesperson Jandre Bakker says rescue teams are still going through the wreckage of one vehicles that had burnt out following the collision which happened last night. Bakker says the traffic is now being directed in both directions past the scene, after the highway was closed.

“The traffic is however slowly flowing in both directions as vehicles are directed past the scene on the sides of the road while the scene is being cleared. One heavy vehicle was a vehicle carrier so the scene may take some time to fully clear, we ask motorists to remain patient in the area and to factor in additional travel time.”