8 dead in Johannesburg crash

2015-01-31 19:39
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Bakkie passenger fatalities rears its ugly head again

2015-01-30 13:53

A horrific accident in KZN on Wednesday involving a bakkie overladen with schoolchildren (seven fatalities, according to the latest reports) again highlights the dangers of bakkies being used to transport people. Wheels24 weighs in. Watch. WATCH

Johanesburg - Eight people were killed when the bakkie they were travelling in rolled on the N3 near the Marlboro onramp, Johannesburg metro police said on Saturday.

"It's a few metres from the Marlboro onramp on the N3, a white bakkie overturned...," said Superintendent Edna Mamonyane.

The driver was one of the eight men who were killed in the accident.

Around 18 people were in the bakkie when it crashed around 11:15, she said.

The passengers were treated for their injuries and transported to various hospitals.

"One male was airlifted from the scene," she said.

It was unclear what caused the accident and a case of culpable homicide would be opened.

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