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The death toll in a collision on the N14 between Krugersdorp and Ventersdorp, has risen to seven, paramedics said on Saturday.
“The horrific crash... has claimed the life of the seventh person,” ER24 spokeswoman Vanessa Jackson said.
Paramedics had discovered a nine-month-old baby that was also involved in the head-on collision, she said.
“(The baby) had sustained such extensive injuries that he was declared dead.”
The woman who had earlier been airlifted to a hospital in Fourways died there.
It had appeared that a sedan and a bakkie collided when thick smoke from a nearby veld fire reduced visibility to zero.
“(The) five people in the sedan succumbed to their injuries and sadly no more could be done to save their lives... they were all declared dead on the scene,” Jackson said.
“A seven-year-girl who was in the bakkie suffered a broken leg and was transported by ambulance to Leratong hospital.”