Middleburg - Nine people have been killed while two others slightly injured in a head-on collision involving a truck and taxi in Mpumalanga, authorities said on Friday night.
The horror crash occurred on N11 road between Middleburg and Hendrina on Friday afternoon.
According to Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi, all nine of the deceased were passengers in the taxi.
"Eight of the deceased were burnt beyond recognition. They are believed to be employees at a nearby mine.
"Both drivers of the minibus and the articulated truck were slightly injured and are being treated at a Life Cosmos Hospital in Emalahleni."