Tag: Limpopo

N1 Horror Crash Kills 17

Seventeen people tragically lost their lives in a deadly collision on the N1 near Mookgophong in Limpopo. Another eight people have been injured in the accident, which happened on Tuesday.

The head-on collision involved a 22-seater bus and a Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle, said Limpopo Department of Transport spokesperson, Mike Maringa. The bus, which was carrying 26 people, burst into flames.

“Seventeen people were killed and eight others escaped with injuries in a head-on collision involving a minibus on the N1, near Mookgophong off-ramp. It is alleged that the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle due to a tyre burst and collided head-on with a 22-seater Mercedes-Benz bus,” said Maringa.

The occupants of the bus, as well as the driver, were burnt to death, he added.

“The driver of the SUV was also killed on impact. Eight people survived – six are seriously injured and two escaped with minor injuries,” said Maringa.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya sent messages of condolences to the affected families.

“The MEC is once again pleading with motorists to inspect their vehicles before they get on the road. She is concerned that most of the fatal accidents reported on the N1 have a common cause,” added Maringa.

News: Protests against the brutal farm murders in SA

Farmers in Limpopo are protesting against the rapid increase in brutal farms murders around the country.

Last week, Alwyn van Zyl was murdered by armed robbers causing the rural communities to stand together.

The accused suspects are expected to appear in court near Naboomspruit today.

There has been an escalation in farm murders despite the lockdown and police presence.

Farmers, workers and landowners are all victims of these attacks.

 

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