Tourists hurt in accident

2011-07-04 09:48

One man was killed and five Swedish tourists were injured when three bakkies collided on a dirt road near Kuruman in the Northern Cape, paramedics said today.

The accident happened on the Macaties Rust dirt road outside Kuruman last night.

“It is still unclear as to how the collision occurred but it seems that one of the off-road vehicles had lost control before colliding head-on with two vehicles travelling in the direction of Botswana,” said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser.

“The two vehicles travelling in the direction of Botswana were occupied by a group of tourists consisting of six Swedish and four South-African nationals.”

The driver of one of the vehicles, a South African, died at the scene.

Five tourists were injured, one seriously.

The rest did not suffer any injuries.

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