Most victims of taxi, train crash were young - KwaDukuza mayor

2015-08-19 14:27

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Durban – KwaDukuza Mayor Richardo Mthembu said on Wednesday that most of the people who died in a horrific taxi and train collision on Monday were young.

Sixteen people died when a taxi, reportedly carrying 20 people, plunged off a bridge and landed on a railway track before being hit by a train at Shaka's Head, KwaDukuza.

"Most of the victims departed were at the most youthful and productive ages of their lives. This brings us even more grief," said Mthembu.

He said Transport MEC Willies Mchunu had instructed that the matter be investigated thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident. 

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