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Dozens injured in Ekurhuleni freeway pile-up

Naledi Shange | 2017-03-21 09:45:38.0
Accident between Putfontein off ramp and Daveyton off ramp. Multiple vehicles involved , highway totally closed.
Image by: Supplied

At least one person was killed and dozens injured in a massive crash on the N12 freeway near the Putfontein off-ramp in Ekurhuleni early on Tuesday.

As many as 60 other people were injured and one of them was in a critical condition‚ said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

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“We arrived to find that multiple vehicles had collided on the road …. It is quite a horrific scene‚ especially at the start of Human Rights’ Day‚” said Botha.

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At least one bus and one taxi was involved in the crash. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

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Netcare911 posted pictures of the chaotic highway scene on twitter.

“The N12 will be closed off for quite some time as it will take a while to clear that road‚” said Botha. Further updates to follow.

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