A South African minibus collided with a car in the central region on Friday afternoon, leaving 11 people dead and 11 others injured, police said.
The two vehicles veered away from each other following colliding head-on at 4:30 p.m. on the national route N3 near the large town of Harrismith in the central province of the Free State, said police.
A total of 11 people were killed on the scene, including five passengers in the car and six in the minibus, according to police.
Among the 11 injured people, three were in critical condition, and receiving urgent treatment in a hospital.
Police are probing into the fatal road accident.
In recent years, road crashes have become one of the biggest killers in South Africa. Ageing vehicles, bad roads, dim awareness of traffic safety and lax regulations are considered to be major contributors to road death and disability.