Two dead, 78 injured in Limpopo crash involving bus, bakkie

2019-06-15 10:50
Over 80 people were injured in the crash. (Supplied, ER24)

Over 80 people were injured in the crash. (Supplied, ER24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Two people died in a crash involving an articulated bus and a bakkie on the R71 between Letsitele and Gravelotte in Limpopo on Saturday morning, paramedics have confirmed.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak in a statement said the collision occurred in the early hours.

"Shortly after 05:30, paramedics from ER24 and various rescue services, including disaster management, arrived on the scene. Multiple patients were found sitting and lying near the bus," Vermaak said.

READ MORE: Three children among 6 dead in horrific Mpumalanga crash

"A bakkie was found wedged completely under the front of the bus... Paramedics established an incident command system and triaged the various patients on scene."

Two people died in a crash involving an articulate

Two people died in a crash involving an articulated bus, bakkie and SUV. (Supplied, ER24)

Of the injured occupants, one suffered a severe injury to his hand.

The injured were taken to Maphutha L. Malatji and Letaba hospitals for treatment.

Initially unable to gain access to the occupants of the bakkie, paramedics later confirmed that the two men were declared dead on the scene.

According to provincial police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, the two men died instantly. They were identified as MF Burger, 36, and Jan Hendrick Louis, 66, who were both from Phalaborwa.

A case of culpable homicide has been opened and the cause of this accident is not yet clear.

*This article has been updated with police comment.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    limpopo  |  accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.