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One dead, several others injured

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One person died, three people sustained critical injuries and at least six others, among them three children, sustained minor to moderate injuries in a collision between a car and bakkie late last night. The incident took place on the R51 about 15km from the N17 between Nigel and Springs.

When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived they found numerous patients lying all over the scene. A man who was trapped in the car had sustained severe injuries. Unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for him. He was declared dead. A second person who had to be extricated was found to be in a critical condition. This patient as well as all other patients were treated and transported to the hospital for further medical care. The exact cause of the collision is unknown however authorities were on scene for further investigations.

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