Man arrested for deadly Northern Cape crash

2014-09-28 11:32


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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for culpable homicide after 13 people were killed and 26 injured when a bakkie and a taxi collided on the N18 near Hartswater, Northern Cape police said on Sunday.

"The passengers from the bakkie were flung off and strewn all over the N18 and others landed into a nearby water canal," Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said.

Four bodies were found in the canal.

The accident happened between Taung and Magogong on Saturday afternoon.

The jaws-of-life had to be used to free people who were trapped inside the taxi, Tawana said.

Twelve people were declared dead on the scene while one died while admitted to hospital.

The injured were taken to Hartswater, Taung and Klerksdorp Hospitals.

The 59-year-old driver of the bakkie is expected to appear in the Hartswater Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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