18 People Injured, 9 Killed in Horrific Accident as Festive Season Begins

18 People Injured, 9 Killed in Horrific Accident as Festive Season Begins

  • Road accidents have claimed 20 lives with nine people tragically dying in one horrific crash
  • A light delivery vehicle overturned killing seven people instantly and a further two dying shortly afterwards
  • Motorists have been warned to take care on the roads as the festive season makes roads increasingly dangerous

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Nine people tragically lost their lives on the R573 between Kwaggafontein and Moteti in Mpumalanga.

The tragic loss of life took place in the early hours of Saturday morning at around 5 am.

Car crash, SAPS
Tragic road accidents have claimed the lives of 20 people already. Photo credit: @SAPoliceService
Source: Facebook

A light delivery vehicle lost control and overturned, seven people were declared dead at the scene.

Two critically injured patients were taken to the hospital, one died en route and the second passed away at the hospital. A further 18 people were suffered serious injuries according to Jacaranda FM.

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An investigation into the crash has been launched, the investigative teams will be looking into overloading among other things.

Motorists have been urged to take care on the road as the holiday season begins with an increased number of car accidents.

eNCA reported that horrific accidents have already claimed the lives of 20 people.

4 Family members die in tragic car crash on way to wedding in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Earlier, Briefly News reported that four family members died in a tragic car accident on the N2 highway in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

Another woman who drove a separate car also passed away raising the death toll in the horrific crash to five.

According to reports, the crash took place early in the morning around 6 am. A truck was also allegedly involved which turned over in the accident.

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“It was flying”: SA in disbelief after mysterious car crash in Limpopo

In similar news, a social media account holder is puzzled by a driver of an SUV that is seen after crashing and veering off the road. The Twitter user says he has so many questions as he looks at the images.

The stylish car seems to be badly damaged and the condition of the driver remains unclear when it comes to injuries. In one of the images, the driver or the passengers is spotted lying next to the car.

The pictures are causing a stir on the social networking application and some peeps say the incident took place in Limpopo. The images are shared by @JuksAfrika and some locals say they know the guy survived the crash and some blame the department of transport for not installing road signs on the curvy road.

Source: Briefly News

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