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Five killed in Mpumalanga accident

2013-07-01 13:17

Johannesburg - Five people were killed in a head-on collision near Ermelo in Mpumalanga, the provincial community safety and security department said on Monday.

A white Toyota sedan with eight occupants was heading towards Piet Retief from Ermelo on Sunday night when it overtook another car and collided with an oncoming minibus taxi, spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said.

"The driver and four passengers of the Toyota were killed. Six more [people] are in a serious condition at the Ermelo hospital. Among the deceased were two children," Mabuza said.

MEC Vusi Shongwe sent his condolences to the families of the victims and said such accidents were unnecessary.

"Accidents like [these] can be avoided if drivers obey the rules of the road," Shongwe said in the statement.

Comments
  • Maartins Siphiso - 2013-07-01 13:32

    15 people Killed in Rustenburg, 5 killed in Mpumalanga????? Drivers buying their drivers licences in a spaza!!!!! Have no clue on the most fundamental rule of the road.

      Rob Coomber - 2014-06-04 21:35

      ANC bosses are setting the example. The law is meaningless. The Constitution is meaningless.Do as the Nkandla king does.

  • Jackie Morgan Dickson - 2013-07-01 13:43

    Wow!!! Overloading much? A Toyota sedan with 8 people on board???? And still trying to overtake.

  • Annalene Nel - 2013-07-01 14:20

    apartheid's fault, uit en klaar..

  • Lavisto Dogman Mavisto - 2013-07-01 15:02

    The dead r my girlfriends relatives n I couldn't believe when she told me this morning over the phone

      Snenhlahla Ndoni Pouritzee - 2013-07-05 18:12

      Yho my friend is a close family friend with the deceased and I've gone to their house....their sons are acting all strong ey.....its just so heart breaking coz the number has gone up to 6 now.

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-07-01 15:35

    Accidents like [these] can be avoided if drivers obey the rules of the road," Shongwe said in the statement. Visible policing is the only way to make people obey the rules!

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