Eleven people have died after a taxi collided with a truck on the N1 north of Polokwane on Thursday evening.

Limpopo department of health spokesperson Thabiso Teffo said the taxi had lost control after it hit a donkey in the road near Botlokwa and collided with a truck.

Teffo said 11 occupants of the taxi died at the scene of the accident, while three other people were rushed to various hospitals with serious injuries.