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5 killed in East Rand crash

2012-05-23 18:28

Johannesburg - Five people were killed and 11 others were seriously injured when a minibus taxi crashed into a bakkie on the N12, close to Benoni, early on Wednesday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

Superintendent Vusi Mabanga said the accident happened in heavy mist.

"Fatigue might also be a cause of the accident," he said.

"The Jaws-of-Life had to be used to free the injured and the deceased from the minibus. The taxi was not overloaded."

A culpable homicide docket had been opened, Mabanga said.

Comments
  • anthony.richardson.961 - 2012-05-23 23:23

    Fatigue? Heavy mist? Maybe, but the N12 in the East Rand area is a deathtrap with all the ongoing roadworks and this is part of the potential chargeable e-toll road network? If the tolls go ahead, charge for it when it is useable

  • anthony.richardson.961 - 2012-05-23 23:24

    Strongs to the families of the deceased

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