5 people die in separate accidents
Four people were killed in a road accident in Everton while 1 person died in an accident on the N1.
JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - Gauteng traffic police say four people, including two babies and their mother, have been killed in a road accident in Everton.
It's understood two vehicles collided when one failed to stop at an intersection earlier today.
Traffic police spokesperson Obed Sibasa said, "It's suspected that alcohol was involved. Six of the people rushed to hospital are in a critical condition. If you look at the trend the accidents have migrated from freeways to townships."
In the Western Cape, one person has died and six others have been injured in an accident on the N1 between Beaufort West and Laingsburg.
Meanwhile, provincial officials are warning of heavy traffic flow along the N2 highway near Somerset West this afternoon.
Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said, "The situation from Sir Lowry's Pass to Somerset West is bumper to bumper traffic. We would to urge motorists to please not taking chances, the roads are exetremely busy."