Six people have been killed in a collision between two vehicles on R61 between Cradock and Takastad in the Eastern Cape.
The vehicles, a car and a bakkie were travelling from opposite directions when the collision happened on Friday night.
The car had nine occupants while the driver of the bakkie was alone. The deceased were all in the car including the driver. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital.
“Sadly, six people lost their lives in an accident that happened on the R61 between Cradock and Takastad in the Eastern Cape last night. It was an Avanza that collided head-on with a bakkie and all the six people who perished were in the Avanza including a driver of the vehicle. It is an accident that MEC Weziwe Tikana Gxothiwe has described as unfortunate, as we are heading towards Easter weekend. She has extended her sincere words of condolences to those who have lost their loved ones while wishing those in hospital a speedy and full recovery,” says Unathi Binqose, Provincial Transport Department spokesperson.