Greytown teenagers die in horrific accident

2016-10-12 06:00
The vehicle in which two Greytown teenagers lost their lives.

The vehicle in which two Greytown teenagers lost their lives.

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IN a tragic accident last Saturday at 7.30pm, two teenage Greytonians lost their lives when the car in which they were travelling left the road just outside Greytown and crashed into a plantation.

Nivesh Loknat, who turned 17 on 3 October and Mahomed Hossen Saib, who would have turned 17 yesterday, were seated in the back and were both flung out of the vehicle and died.
The front passenger, teenager Farah Abdul Rashid, who was injured, is in a serious condition and has been transferred from Greytown to a Pietermaritzburg hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Divikar Garrib, who was injured and hospitalised, is back home under heavy medication.

According to reports from traffic authorities on the scene, the vehicle, which was travelling on the R74 towards Lake Merthley, swerved off the road, just past the truck layby, into the plantation on the right-hand side of the road.
The car slammed into two trees, which fell onto it crushing the vehicle and causing the deaths and injuries.
The police accident unit from Pietermaritzburg­ attended the accident scene.
It was drizzling and misty when the accident occurred.

Nivesh, son of Vinesh and Mashnie Loknat, and Mahomed, the son of Nafisa and Rafik Saib, were both Grade 10 pupils at Greytown Secondary and Farah is in Grade 11 at the same school.
A spokesman for the school told the Greytown Gazette that staff and pupils were devastated about the tragic loss.
A case of culpable homicide has been opened.

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