A horrific taxi and heavy truck clash has led to the sudden death of eleven people in Free State.
According to report the ghastly accident left some bodies dismembered beyond recognition.
Official police report indicates that eleven people lost their lives in an accident on N3 North near Wolfe Plaza, 2 LMV, 1 Taxi and HMV.
Eleven people died and about eight others were seriously injured in a horrific crash on the N3 between Villiers and the Wilge Toll Plaza in the Free State on Sunday afternoon, paramedics and police said.
Reports from the scene indicated that a minibus taxi, two cars, and a heavy truck were involved in a collision, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.
Free State police spokeswoman Colonel Thandi Mbambo said a case of culpable homicide had been opened for further investigation after the crash, which happened at about 3.30pm. A truck driving on the N3 towards Warden collided head-on with a Toyota Quantum minibus taxi driving in the opposite direction towards Villiers, about 10km from Villiers, she said.
Eleven passengers in the taxi died at the scene and five others were airlifted to Alberton and Mafube hospitals. The exact cause of the accident would be investigated, she said.