The festive period sometimes comes with some unpleasant news, which is why road users must be more cautious.

It is disturbing when more than one family member is killed in a single attack.

On Monday evening, a father and his five children were killed in a collision on the R61 road in Libode, Eastern Cape.

The  village of Qhangku in the Eastern Cape is in deep sorrow, after the sad news  that eight children from the area had died in separate incidents on Monday.

Eastern Cape Department of Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said:”Yes, they are all from the same village,”

Report indicates on the children died in two separate incidents.

In the first, a taxi boss in Mthatha shot and killed three children – aged six, eight and nine – before turning the gun on himself.

Police, who have opened an inquest following the shooting, are not sure what the motive behind the killing could be.