Several people died after being involved in a collision on the N1 North after the Pumulani Tollgate in Kameeldrift on Friday morning. Reports from the scene indicate that two trucks and approximately eight cars were involved in a collision allegedly due to a roadside veld fire that covered the Freeway in a blanket of thick smoke, Netcare 911 reported.
“The vehicles subsequently caught alight and the fire was doused by the Fire and Rescue Services. On closer inspection most of the people escaped with little to no injuries however two, possibly three people did not escape and sadly died on the scene.
“The traffic authorities have closed the N1 in both directions and have advised motorists to find alternative routes. The scene has been secured by law enforcement to allow investigations to take place. Our condolences to the family of the deceased,” Netcare 911 added.