Seven killed in Eastern Cape crash

2011-11-29 09:06

Seven people were killed and two others seriously injured in an accident involving a minibus taxi and a truck on the R390 in the Eastern Cape, the provincial traffic department said today.

The two vehicles collided near Hofmeyr around 11pm yesterday, said spokesperson Tshepo Machaea.

All the occupants of the Toyota Quantum minibus died on the scene. The truck driver and his passenger were taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

Machaea said police were still working on the scene.

A case of culpable homicide was opened.

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