Body parts lie scattered after West Rand crash leaves 14 dead

2016-04-29 17:25

Randfontein - A collision between a taxi and a truck in Randfontein on Friday that left at least 14 people dead was one of the worst in over 10 years, the Mogale City Traffic Department said. 

The death toll was revised upwards from the initial count of 13 by Netcare 911.

"It is alleged that the taxi drove in front of the truck, causing a head-on collision on the R41 in Randfontein," spokesperson Papi Motuang said.

Body parts lay scattered over the R41 road, which was cordoned off. 

"When you see accidents that is this bad, it makes it even worse for officers too," he said. 

ER24 said both vehicles were heavily damaged in the collision and had been completely ripped open.

Television Maluleke, a colleague of the truck driver who died, said the whole thing felt unreal. 

"When I went to look for my colleague on the scene, I found that he is no longer there," Maluleke said.

Maluleke said he was with his colleague yesterday. 

"This still feels like a joke to me, I can't believe that he is gone," he said. 

Fighting to hold back his emotions, Maluleke said he had never experienced such a horrific accident in his life.

 

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