The Limpopo Transport Department’s spokesperson Matome Taueatsoala says the stretch of the N1 between Kranskop toll plaza and Nylplaza will be closed indefinitely.

This after 27 people were killed in a multiple-vehicle pile-up.

Several people were injured and taken to various hospitals following the crash which took place on Friday.

It’s alleged that a truck burst its tyre and crashed into vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

The department says four vehicles including a taxi were involved in the crash.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.