Accidents in KZN kill 53

2013-06-19 00:00

ROAD accidents on provincial roads killed 53 people over the long weekend, said KZN Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu.

In a statement yesterday, Mchunu said 42 accidents were reported between Friday and Sunday, with a major accident happening on the N2 near Park Rynie on Friday. In this accident three vehicles collided and caught fire, killing six people.

Five more people were killed on the R102 near Umkomaas during this period, with other accident deaths reported in various parts of the province.

“These accidents are unfortunate given that they followed closely after my recent presentation to the KZN legislature, which indicated a decrease of 33,6%in road fatalities over the past three years. We condemn those drivers who disregard the rule of law and who continue to cause unnecessary deaths. In all the reports on these accidents it is clear that all these could have been avoided. Safety on the roads is everyone’s responsibility,” said Mchunu.

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