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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."

Comments
  • Jono - 2012-05-17 16:27

    Sad story! they didnt deserve it! R50 bucks it was the taxi!!!???

  • Frans - 2012-05-17 16:35

    Condolences to the family of the deceased. When will these people learn to obey the rules of the road? Road signs are there to keep everybody safe on the roads and internationally recognized.

  • Ntobane Setabola - 2012-05-17 16:48

    Taxis n trucks kill many people in Mzanzi than guns n illnesses...

  • Dooie - 2012-05-17 16:53

    One of the vehicles apparently failed to halt at a stop sign.... I'll bet it was the taxi.....

  • Abdul - 2012-05-21 11:57

    FAILED to stop at a stop sign....A FATAL MOVE. See all the 14 FATAL MOVES on the website wwwfatalmovesdotcom

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