The collision of two taxis claimed the life of one man, 16 more suffered different injuries. The accident happened on the R549 in Ratanda.
According to police spokesperson Russel Meiring, the paramedics appeared at the scene at around 8:20am. They found the taxis in the middle of the road.
The passengers had already escaped the vehicles.
One of the passengers was declared dead on the scene.
“The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to nearby hospitals for further care.”
The local authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.