2 killed in 3-car pile-up on N4

2012-01-09 10:05
Mbombela - Two men were killed and five people were critically injured in a three-vehicle pile-up near Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, on Monday morning, a provincial official says.

Mpumalanga spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said the driver of a Nissan 1400 bakkie complained he was tired before losing control of the vehicle on the N4.

"The bakkie veered into the other lane and collided head-on with a Honda sedan coming from the opposite direction," he said.

"A police van that was following the Honda rammed into its back."

The bakkie was travelling from Mozambique to Secunda.

The driver and a passenger died on the scene. Five passengers were taken to Rob Ferreira Hospital.

No-one was injured in the two other vehicles.

Mabuza said the highway had been completely closed to traffic while rescue workers cleared the wreckage.

He advised motorists to reduce speed and take a rest when travelling long distances.

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