6 die as truck slams into minibus taxi

2012-05-17 16:17
Queenstown - Six people were killed and eight others injured when a truck hit a minibus taxi outside Queenstown on Thursday morning, the Eastern Cape transport department said.

"It happened between 07:00 and 08:00 at Ilinge junction on the N6," said spokesperson Tshepo Machaea.

"Four died on the scene and two later in hospital."

One of the vehicles apparently failed to halt at a stop sign.

"An investigation is going to be held and as such a forensic team from Pretoria will be sent down due to the seriousness of the incident."

- SAPA
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