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Rustenburg - Five men were killed and three others seriously injured in an accident on the N4 highway near Rustenburg, North West police said on Thursday.

The accident happened on Wednesday around 5.30pm, said Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.

“The men were approximately 2.5km from Rustenburg when their vehicle, an Opel Astra, collided with a white Toyota Fortuner,” Mokgwabone said.

Police were investigating a case of culpable homicide.