Five killed in Butterworth accident

By Drum Digital
24 November 2013

Five people were killed in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape when a truck went down an embankment, Arrive Alive said.

"The truck was coming from East London heading to Butterworth when the brakes failed," spokesman Tshepo Machaea said.

The accident happened on Saturday.

The brick-transporting truck had nine occupants. Four died at the scene while another person died later in hospital.

Four others were in critical condition at Frere Hospital, Machaea said.

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