2 die in accident

19 passengers were ejected from a VW bus when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Western Cape Traffic Director Kenny Africa.

CAPE TOWN - A taxi driver and a child were on Sunday killed, while several passengers were reportedly wounded in an accident on the N7 highway near Du Noon.

Western Cape traffic officials said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled several times and ejected all 19 passengers. 

“We had an accident where the driver of a Volkswagen Microbus lost control because a flat tyre burst,” said Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa.

“The vehicle landed on the middle of the island.

“There is one person fatal and a few of the occupants are injured.”

The accident follows renewed calls by traffic officials for motorists to be cautious and responsible as traffic volumes have increased on the provinces roads.