- The death toll continues to rise over the festive season after two minibus taxis collided head-on
- 14 People tragically lost their lives in the accident on the R57 between Reitz and Petrus Steyn road on Saturday morning
- A case of culpable homicide has been opened up by the police following the horrific accident
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FREE STATE - The death toll over the festive season continues to rise after two taxis collided with each other on the R57 between Reitz and Petrus Steyn road.
14 people tragically lost their lives in the accident. 13 of the casualties died on the scene while the 13th person died at the hospital.
Three people are being treated for serious injuries according to SABC News. The Provincial Emergency Medical Services Spokesperson, Sipho Towa has said that the road had been reopened following the horrific accident.
The police have opened an investigation into a case of culpable homicide. The identities of the victims are not known and the families have not been notified.
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18 people injured, 9 killed in horrific accident as festive season begins
The tragic loss of life took place in the early hours of Saturday morning at around 5 am.
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.
“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