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One dead, 18 hurt in N Cape crash

Northern Cape

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.

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02062010. Members of the ER24 were stoped by the members of the Tshwane Metro Police and told that something was wrong with they lights Picture: Sizwe Ndingane

“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.

Sapa

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