N1 blast: Truck owner says incident tragic

2014-02-28 10:42
The scene after the blast (Madelein van Niekerk, MyNews24 User)

The scene after the blast (Madelein van Niekerk, MyNews24 User)

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Cape Town – A Zambian company which owns the truck that exploded on the N1 highway near Polokwane, resulting in the death of five people has described the incident as tragic.

 According to Eye Witness News, Rainbow Truck Hire said in a statement that it would co-operate with the police who are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

Four police officers and the truck driver were killed in an explosion on the N1 between Mokopane and Polokwane on Thursday.

The report said police officers were responding to an accident scene in the early hours of Thursday where a truck carrying groceries had crashed into the rear of another truck carrying explosives.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa visited the scene and said the explosives were en route to a neighbouring country, the report said.

The company said it was also conducting an internal investigation and offered its condolences to the families of the deceased.

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