Mass funeral for Moloto crash victims

2013-11-14 12:27

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Bus driver innocent in Moloto Road accident

2013-11-14 10:03

The Road Traffic Management Corporation's interim on the deadly Moloto Road accident has cleared the bus driver. Watch.WATCH

Mbombela - The 29 people killed in a bus accident along the Moloto road will be buried at the weekend, the Mpumalanga community safety department said on Thursday.

"A memorial will be held on Friday and a mass funeral service on Sunday at the Mashiding showgrounds," said spokesperson Joseph Mabuza.

Thirty people were also injured in the crash when a Putco bus and a truck collided near Kwaggafontein on Monday night.

Mabuza said the accident occurred when an articulated truck drove into the back of a tipper truck before colliding with a bus and another vehicle, both coming from Pretoria.

The truck, carrying beetroot, crashed into the tipper while it was stationary, waiting for oncoming traffic to pass before turning right.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said a team would investigate the accident.

"The team's brief is not limited to determining what caused the crash, but also includes coming up with proposed interventions to ensure the prevention of a further recurrence," Peters said.



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