R44 opened after accident kills 11

The R44 road near Wellington in the Western Cape has been reopened to traffic after a head on collision...

EWN default image new logo

The R44 road near <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on">Wellington in the <place w:st="on"><state w:st="on">Western Cape has been reopened to traffic after a head on collision killed 11 people including a child.

Four of the occupants in the car and seven in the bakkie died on the scene.

Xenophone Wentzel of the provincial traffic department said, “We had a head on accident this morning on the R44 five kilometers outside <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Wellington. 11 people died in that head on collision between a motor vehicle and the bakkie.”