5 killed in Eastern Cape accident

2015-12-12 18:10
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Durban – Five people were killed on Saturday when their vehicle veered across the road and collided with a truck, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.

RMTC spokesperson Simon Zwane said in a statement the accident happened on the R102 between East London and King William's Town on Saturday morning.

“It is alleged that a Toyota Tazz veered across the road and collided with a truck. All occupants of the Tazz, four females and a male, were killed,” said Zwane.

He said the Road Traffic Management will be working with the police investigating what caused the accident.

“Road users are urged to be cautious at all time, to respect all the rules of the road and reduce speed.”

Zwane said traffic officers have been deployed in all major routes and in residential areas in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes.

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