At least 14 people have been killed overnight in separate road accidents in parts of the country.

A collision involving a taxi and another vehicle on Soutpans Road in Shoshanguve, north of Pretoria has left seven people dead.


In Johannesburg, there were three fatal casualties following a crash involving a truck on the N12 west near the Kliprivier offramp.

Paramedics say they found two men lying on the road near the accident scene

The driver of the passenger vehicle was trapped inside. Emergency services had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free him.

In KwaZulu-Natal, a probe is under way after three people were killed on Hans Dettman Highway.

Paramedics say the victims were already dead when they arrived on the scene.

Four others sustained injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Still in the province, a pedestrian has died after being run over by a tractor on the R603 in Eston.

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