11 killed in Mpumalanga head-on collision

2014-10-04 09:41

Eleven people were killed and six others injured when a van and a truck collided head-on on the R23 between Perdekop and Standerton.

All eleven died on the scene yesterday afternoon when a kombi they were travelling in failed to stop at a ‘Stop and Go’ construction site, Mpumalanga community safety department spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said.

The driver of the kombi, who at the time of the accident did not have right of way, continued to drive on in the single lane road.

“The driver skipped the ‘Stop and Go’ operation and collided with the truck,” Mabuza said.

Two people were seriously injured and four others sustained minor injuries.

MEC Vusi Shongwe sent condolences to the families of the victims

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