Death-trap taxi was speeding at 128km/h

2012-07-05 09:16
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Cape Town - A minibus taxi was driving at an average speed of 128 kilometres an hour before it crashed near Aberdeen, killing seven people, the Western Cape transport department said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said the department was independently investigating the crash, using information gathered from cameras on the R61 route and police reports.

The high-fatality route formed part of a camera-monitored 70 kilometre stretch, better known as the Average Speed Over Distance network.

The taxi was travelling to Cape Town on Wednesday when it rolled about 50 kilometres outside Aberdeen, in the Karoo, around 05:00.

Twelve people, including four children, were injured.

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