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[ALERT] 8 killed in multi-vehicle pile-up in Limpopo

A section of the highway has been closed for traffic and motorists in the area are urged to use the R101 as an alternative route.

Eight people have been killed and one other critically injured on the N1 crash in Mookgopong, Limpopo. Picture: Koketso Motau/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Eight people have been killed in a multiple vehicle pile-up on the N1 south in Mookgopong, Limpopo on Friday afternoon.

One person was also critically injured in the crash involving three cars and a truck.

A section of the highway has been closed for traffic and motorists in the area are urged to use the R101 as an alternative route.

The police’s Moatshe Ngoepe said: “The police in Mookgopong are investigating a case of culpable homicide which occurred on Friday afternoon where five occupants of a double cab bakkie and three passengers from other vehicles were killed.

“As of now the cause of the accident is still unknown but the crime scene investigators are still unfolding.”

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