Two-year-old survives, 7 die in car accident

2017-08-20 21:01
The wreckage after the accident in which 7 people died. (Limpopo Emergency Services)

The wreckage after the accident in which 7 people died. (Limpopo Emergency Services)

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Mookgopong - A two-year old child survived but seven other people were killed in a car accident along the N1 near Mookgopong on Sunday when two cars collided, the transport authority in Limpopo said.

Provincial transport spokesperson Joshua Kwapa said the child and another passenger were rushed to Mokopane hospital.

The authority said two drivers and five passengers from both vehicles were declared dead after the accident.

"The accident happened when [the driver of] one sedan lost control and faced into oncoming traffic and collided with another sedan travelling in the opposite lane," said Kwapa.

"We suspect the cause of accident is reckless and negligent driving," he added.

A News24 correspondent at the scene said the wreckage of the two vehicles was scattered on the road.

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