Bloody day on SA roads

At least 15 people have lost their lives in several road accidents in Gauteng & KZN.

At least 15 people have been killed in road accidents around Gauteng.

JOHANNESBURG - At least 15 people were killed in accidents on one of the busiest travel days on the calendar.

In the latest incident, five people were killed in a head-on collision on Pretoria's notorious Moloto Road.

A child and a Tshwane traffic official were killed in Friday afternoon's crash.

The accident happened just hours after Tshwane Metro Police launched their festive season safety campaign on the very same road.

Emergency Services' Johan Pieterse said, "It's one provincial official that died in the vehicle and then we had five occupants in the other vehicle. Four people were declared dead on the scene."

Earlier, seven people, including two children, were killed in a collision on the N3 just outside Warden.

This man says his daughter is among the victims.

"We have all these road safety campaigns but they mean nothing. Traffic officials are doing their bit, but it doesn't stop the deaths."

In a separate incident, three people were killed in an accident on the N3 between Warden and Harrismith.

The crash resulted in the closure of the N3 highway in both directions.

Several overs seriously injured in the accident.

Almost 700 people have been killed on the country's roads since the start of the festive season.