Eleven people died in a head-on collision between a minibus taxi and truck at the weekend, adding to the number of fatalities in the recent spate of road accidents.

A head-on collision between a minibus taxi and truck at the weekend has resulted in the deaths of 11 people, adding to the number of fatalities in the recent spate of road accidents.

A truck driver travelling on the N2 near Piet Retief in Mpumalanga towards Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal apparently tried to avoid a man riding a horse on Sunday and collided with an on-coming taxi near the Assegai bridge.

The passengers were flung out of the taxi, which was travelling towards Piet Retief. The truck driver, a female passenger and taxi driver were said to have survived the accident while the police have not been able to confirm whether the taxi driver survived.

Captain Sibongile Nkosi said police had recovered another body on Monday in the small stream underneath the Assegai bridge where the accident occurred.

Original article from Car