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A tragic weekend on SA, Swaziland roads

More than 100 people were killed in separate incidents in the Western & Eastern Cape, KZN & Swaziland.

FILE. In one incident alone, over 30 people died in a bus crash near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape. Picture: imgkid.com

CAPE TOWN - It's been a tragic weekend on South Africa and Swaziland's roads.

More than 100 people have died in separate incidents in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and in Swaziland since Friday.

In one incident alone over 30 people died in a bus crash near Butterworth in the Eastern Cape.

While the Swaziland government is yet to release an exact death toll, it's been reported as many as 65 girls were killed when the open-bed trucks they were being transported in collided.

The girls were on their way to the annual Reed Dance Festival.

Thirty-six people died in a bus crash on the R408 near Willowvale in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

In a separate incident, also in the Eastern Cape, at least nine people were killed when the taxi they were travelling in overturned between Cradock and Graaff-Reinet.

The bloodletting on the roads continued in the Western Cape where 10 people died on the province's roads.

In KwaZulu-Natal, two people lost their lives in a collision in Glendale on Saturday.

The exact causes of the various tragedies are still under investigation.