WC crash claims at least 8 lives

One child is reported to be in critical condition following the crash near Worcester.

At least eight people were killed in an accident on 24 Decembers 2016 on the N1 highway near Worcester. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – At least eight people have been killed in an accident on the N1 highway near Worcester in the Western Cape.

Two people, including a child, remain in critical condition after the crash.

It’s understood a bus and taxi collided on the inbound highway near Worcester.

Only one lane remains open to traffic.

ER24's Werner Vermaak says: “Sadly one person died en route to the hospital which brought the death toll to eight. The exact amount of people injured will be made known at a later stage.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)