One dead, 18 hurt in N Cape crash

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Hartswater - One person died and 18 other people were injured when a taxi and a car collided head-on on Saturday, on the N18 in Hartswater, Northern Cape, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said when paramedics arrived, the car and taxi were scattered across the highway.

“After triaging they established that one person had tragically died, one was in a critical condition and seventeen others sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor,” he said in a statement.

The injured were stabilised on the scene before they were taken to hospital.

Botha said the cause of the accident was not known.

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