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Six more die on Western Cape roads

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa urged motorists to rest regularly.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa urged motorists to rest regularly. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - In the Western Cape, traffic officials said on Saturday six people, including a one-year-old child lost their lives, on roads in the province this weekend.

Two people were killed when their vehicle overturned near Doring Bay, while another person died in a collision involving a car and taxi in Wellington on Friday night.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said two others lost their lives when three vehicles collided in Touws River on Saturday morning.

"From the 1st of December till the 21 December last year, 109 people died on the roads in the Western Cape.

"This year from the 1st December to date, 114 people have died.

"Currently there are five fatalities more than last year."

Africa urged motorists who are taking long distance trips to rest regularly.

"We would really like to, again, urge motorists not to take on long distances when they are not well rested.

"In this instance, the driver dell asleep and a youngster lost his life."