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16 dead in WC weekend road accidents

Among them were eight pedestrians, five passengers and three drivers.

FILE: 16 people have died in road crashes over the weekend in the Western Cape. Picture: ER24.

CAPE TOWN - 16 people have died due to road accidents in the Western Cape over the weekend.

Among them were eight pedestrians, five passengers and three drivers.

Provincial Traffic Services stopped close to 2,500 vehicles in 26 roadblocks across the province.

Eight motorists were also arrested for drunk driving.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "Those of you who are still on your way back from different provinces, please make sure you are well rested when you take on these trips, do not drink and drive and do not overtake at places where it is not safe to do so."

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