Transport ministry mourn crash victims

2009-11-27 10:59

Deputy Transport Minister Jeremy Cronin has expressed sympathy with

the family members of 18 people killed in road accidents last night and this


“We want to convey our condolences to all the families and

relatives of those killed in road crashes in the past 24 hours. We wish those

injured a speedy recovery,” Cronin said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them all during these difficult


"The department of transport has dispatched a team of accident

investigation and reconstruction specialists to assist in the investigation of

these crashes.”

Eight people were killed and eight others injured in an accident in

the Free State on Friday morning.

Last night, 10 people burnt to death after a bus crashed into a

truck on the R573 near Pretoria.

The transport ministry urged road users to “exercise extreme

caution” as traffic volumes started increasing ahead of the festive season.


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