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Bethal – Three people were killed and four others were injured in a head-on collision on the R35 in Bethal, Mpumalanga, during the early hours of Sunday morning, paramedics said. 

At about 3am, paramedics from ER24 and provincial emergency services arrived on the scene where they found three people with fatal injuries, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. 

"There was nothing that could be done for them and they were declared dead on the scene. Two people were found with critical injuries and another two with moderate injuries. 

Paramedics stabilised the injured on [the] scene before rushing them to a nearby hospital for treatment." The cause of the collision was not yet known. Local authorities attended the scene and would investigate, Vermaak said.