Cradock crash shocking - DA

2012-07-21 21:37

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance has expressed their shock at the accident that left 18 people dead in the Eastern Cape, it said on Saturday.

DA MP Donald Smiles, in a statement, extended his condolences to the families of those killed.

"Our hearts and prayers are with them," he said.

The 18 people were killed when two a bus and a minibus collided on the R61 between Cradock and Graaf-Reinet on Saturday morning.

Two of those killed were children from the Cradock Primary School.

Smiles said the accident emphasised the need to pay serious attention to road safety.

"This heart-breaking incident could have been avoided. We cannot allow the unnecessary loss of lives on our roads to continue," he said.

Fourteen other people were seriously injured.

They were being treated at various hospitals in the province.

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