South Africa Mourns 8 Lives Lost in Tragic N1 Accident in Botlokwa: “Limpopo Needs Prayer”

South Africa Mourns 8 Lives Lost in Tragic N1 Accident in Botlokwa: “Limpopo Needs Prayer”

  • Eight people have died due to a head-on collision between a minibus taxi and a sedan on the N1 in Botlokwa, Limpopo
  • The fatal accident was allegedly caused by a BMW driver who drove into the lane of oncoming traffic
  • South Africans on social media showed concern over the increasing loss of lives on Limpopo roads

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A head-on collision in Limpopo killed eight people. Image: @_ArriveAlive
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BOTLOKWA - A tragic head-on collision between a minibus taxi and a sedan on the N1 in Botlokwa, Limpopo, has resulted in the death of eight people and numerous injuries.

Fatal head-on collision

According to SABCNews, emergency responders utilised the jaws of life to remove victims from the wreckage. One critically injured passenger was airlifted to a Polokwane hospital, while others were transported to Louis Trichardt and Botlokwa hospitals.

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Traffic authorities believed the collision occurred when a BMW crossed into oncoming traffic.

Transport MEC's road safety concerns

Limpopo Transport MEC Florence Radzilani has expressed deep concern about the rising number of lives lost on the province's roads, especially in light of a recent accident in Musina that claimed at least 20 lives.

She pleaded with motorists to exercise caution and adhere to road safety guidelines, extending her condolences to the grieving families.

See the tweet below:

SA sends condolences

The news of the loss of lives during the long weekend devastated citizens and they said the culprit must be held responsible if he survived.

Read some of the comments below:

Lynelle Beeton stated:

"This province always has the most horrific accidents. This is so sad."

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Malcolm Malcolm asked:

"Lord, why we should see this every day because of bad driving and careless drivers?"

Tumelo Meko commented:

"Let's be safe on our roads. May departed souls rest in power."

Lebogang Moroka mentioned:

"People were excited and looking forward to heading home for long weekends."

Mahlako Mampuru added:

"I hope the BMW guy who caused this accident is still alive, he must be punished."

Moradi Waga Mailane Grace

"Limpopo needs prayer, serious jo."

Over 20 mineworkers die in horror crash in Limpopo on their way to Venetia mine, Mzansi devastated

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a devasting bus accident in Musina, Limpopo, has left 24 people dead. The horror crash happened on Sunday, 17 September, between 5 and 6pm in the Niani area.

The passengers on the bus were mineworkers. The bus was heading to Venetia Mine, a diamond mine owned by Murray and Roberts company when it crashed into a truck.

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