Fifteen killed in accident in the Eastern Cape

Fifteen people were killed in a head-on collision between a taxi and a bakkie on the R61 near Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape on Monday morning, police said.

Inspector Stephanie Smith said the drivers of both vehicles were among the dead. Twelve people were injured and were being treated in the Aberdeen hospital and the Midland hospital in Graaff-Reinet.

The accident happened at about 1.40am about 21km from Aberdeen. The taxi had been on its way to Cape Town and the bakkie was heading to Graaff-Reinet.
- Sapa

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