11 killed in Limpopo head-on collision

2016-12-05 12:54
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Modimolle - Eleven people were killed in a head-on collision on the N1 south near Modimolle, Limpopo police said on Monday.

A truck and a Toyota Avanza collided on Sunday around 23:00, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

Ten people died on the scene. Another person died in hospital.

Ngoepe said police suspected that the Avanza’s tyre had burst, causing it to veer into the path of the oncoming truck.

The Avanza and truck both caught alight. Some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition. A forensic unit from Pretoria would help determine their ages and identities.

The truck driver sustained injuries to both legs.

Ngoepe said the 11 deaths had brought the total number of road fatalities in the province between Saturday evening and Sunday evening to 22.

He said this was a "worrying factor".

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