WATCH: Video footage of Tuesday's N12 accident

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Two heavy trucks and 45 cars were involved in the accident.

JOHANNESBURG - Dramatic footage has emerged of Tuesday&39;s carnage on the N12 East in Alberton, in which four people died. 

The video was captured on cameras mounted inside the cabin of a tanker caught up in the massive multi-vehicle pile-up.

It has been circulating on social media.

The footage shows the driver of the tanker as well as the view he had through the windscreen as the accident went down.

During peak-hour traffic on Tuesday morning a truck ploughed into several vehicles on the N12 East near Alberton on the East Rand. As well as the four people who were killed, another 16 people were badly injured. The tanker which recorded the accident footage was among the vehicles caught up in the wreck.

The truck driver was arrested and has been charged with four counts of culpable homicide and one count of reckless and negligent driving.

This footage was posted on the Johannesburg Public Servant News Network on social media by FleetWatch. The video was released to FleetWatch by Imperial Logistics which had access to the in-cab camera footage.

The video shows the truck from Benusi Cargo Carriers ploughing into cars and shows that the “petrol tanker” – initially reported to be cause of the accident – was not. The footage was released in order to clear the cargo carrier’s name.

Meanwhile Isaac Maruding, the driver of the truck that caused the crash, has been arrested and will stand trial. It has since emerged that he has previous convictions for culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving.

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