Seven people tragically lost their lives after a minibus taxi collided with a truck near Melkbosstrand in Cape Town on Tuesday, June 8.
As reported by SABC, traffic spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout confirmed that eight other people also sustained light to serious injuries and have been taken to hospital.
The cause of the crash, which happened at approximately 08:46am is being investigated by the South African Police Services.
Meanwhile, the roadway remains closed, with road closures in place at M19 Melkbosstrand Road as well as Berkshire and Big Bay Boulevard.
This is a developing story.