[VIDEO] Shocking footage of 45 car pile up near Alberton

South Africans were shocked on Tuesday when news broke of a tragic accident near Alberton in Gauteng.

At least four people were killed in a 45-car-pile-up on the on N12 close to Alberton.  Multiple reports suggest the accident occurred when a trucks’ brakes failed causing it to plough through dozens of vehicles on the highway. The driver of the vehicle has since been arrested.

Watch the video below for a snippet into the devastating aftermath.


Here is more footage of the aftermath. Warning: This video contains some graphic images.