Man dies after jumping off Cape Town bridge

The deceased landed in front of a truck earlier this afternoon on the highway heading towards Paarl.

FILE: An image from Google Earth shows the N1 highway in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - A man has died after jumping off the Okavango bridge onto the N1 in Cape Town.

The deceased landed in front of a truck earlier this afternoon on the highway heading towards Paarl.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said: “Currently we have a situation on the N1 outgoing at Okavango, where a person jumped off the bridge and landed in front of a truck. That part of the N1 has been closed to traffic.”

(Winnie Theletsane)