Emergency services personnel say there were no major injuries in the multi-car pile-up on the N1 this morning and only one person sustained minor injuries.

13 vehicles were involved in a crash when a truck jack-knifed on the N1 near the Plattekloof Bridge in Panorama. It caused major chaos during morning peak traffic as motorists were diverted or had to find an alternative route.

Dramatic photos from the crash scene show at least one car crushed under the truck.

N1 Accident
Multi-Car pile-up on the N1. Friday 20 May 2022. Twitter

Transnet has announced the immediate suspension of all Blue Train services.

The suspension came into effect yesterday.

Last week, operations were also halted after a fire broke out in one of the coaches of the Blue Train.

Services were also halted late last year after the train was involved in an accident.

Transnet spokesperson Ayanda Shezi says the aim is to reinstate services as soon as possible.

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