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N12 East closed after 'horrific' accident

It's understood a truck mowed down between 15 to 20 cars on the N12 East near the Voortrekker Road offramp.

Several cars were involved in a massive accident after truck lost control and crashed into other cars on the N12 East at Voortrekker in Alberton on 14 October 2014. Picture: EWN Traffic
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JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni emergency services say at least two people have been declared dead at the scene of a horrific accident on the N12 this morning.

Spokesman William Ntladi says paramedics are working and assisting scores of patients, but are yet unable to say how many people have been injured.

It’s understood a truck mowed down several cars after failing to stop.

Eyewitnesses have described the scene as horrific.

A motorists says around 15 to 20 cars were taken out.

“There are people lying on the ground. One of the cars almost a caught fire. Its hectic. It’s just terrible.”

Another eyewitness says emergency services are on the scene.

“It’s terrible. There are a lot of cars everywhere.”

Emergency services are urging all motorists to steer clear of all emergency lanes so its vehicles can get to the scene.

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