Eight perish in multi-vehicle accident near Phalaborwa


By Staff Reporter

PHALABORWA-Eight people were confirmed dead, while others are seriously injured in an accident involving a stuck Nissan bakkie carrying thirteen people, that was hit by an Isuzu heavy motor vehicle and a Toyota Quantum minibus traveling the opposite direction along the D3260 road towards Seloane in Phalaborwa Municipality.

Seven people died on the spot, and one died on the way to hospital. Other injured people were taken to Maphutha Malatji hospital in Namakgale.

Speeding and reckless driving are cited as possible causes for the accident. Traffic officials and the police are still on scene.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Polly Boshielo has sent messages of condolences to the families of the deceased.

“We are saddened by these fatalities and send our deepest condolences to the families that are affected in this tragic incident. We plead with motorists to obey the rules of the road, for them to arrive at their respective destinations alive and sound.

It cannot be right that motorists become impatient to a point where lives are lost in this manner. We have to, at all times obey and follow rules to the latter. It’s the only way to arrive alive and save lives” said MEC Boshielo.

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