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Family of 6 die in Beaufort West accident

The family were headed towards the Eastern Cape and the taxi towards Cape Town.

FILE: Emergency services and traffic officials are currently on the scene, clearing the wreckage. Picture: SA Paramedics via Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - A family of six including three children have died in a head-on collision with a taxi between Beaufort West and Aberdeen.

The family were headed towards the Eastern Cape and the taxi towards Cape Town.

Emergency services and traffic officials were at the scene clearing the wreckage.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa says it's unclear what caused the crash.

"A car and a taxi collided head-on and the whole family; three adults and three children died and in the taxi three occupants were seriously injured."

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