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Thirteen people, including an unborn baby, were killed in an accident involving a taxi, a bakkie and a diesel tanker on the R33 near Wartburg yesterday. PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane
Thirteen people, including an unborn baby, were killed in an accident involving a taxi, a bakkie and a diesel tanker on the R33 near Wartburg yesterday. PHOTO: Moeketsi Mamane

FAMILIES tried frantically to find out if their relatives were among the 13 people who died in the horror crash on the Old Greytown Road yesterday, as police sought the truck driver who is being blamed for it.

“I still don’t know if my mother is dead or alive,” said one woman, as desperate relatives had to be kept away from the “horrific” wreckage.

Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele, said the driver of a tipper truck, who failed to stop at the stop sign, fled the scene and is being sought by the police. The crash involving a diesel tanker, a taxi travelling from Mpolweni and a bakkie occurred on the R33 (also known as the New Greytown Road) near the Wartburg interchange, just outside KwaChakide farm just before 7 am.

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