Sunday, 21 July, 2024

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Ten people were killed on R42 Road near Delmas during a side-swipe collision involving a minibus taxi and a bus truck on this morning just after midnight this morning.

Ten people killed in collision between minibus taxi and bus truck on R42 near Delmas

Ten people were killed on R42 Road near Delmas during a side-swipe collision involving a minibus taxi and a bus truck on this morning just after midnight this morning.

Eight of the deceased were occupants of the minibus taxi, and two people were occupants in the bus truck. The deceased includes the driver of the minibus taxi. The victims were declared dead at the scene.

About 24 people sustained serious injuries, 18 of the injured were occupants in the bus truck, and six were in the minibus taxi. The injured were transported to the nearby hospitals. 

According to Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison spokesperson Moeti Mmusi , reports indicate that the minibus taxi was initially travelling on the N12 from Johannesburg, and it went into R42. The driver was allegedly going back to N12 from the R42 when the crash happened. The taxi was driving towards Emalahleni while the bus truck was headed to Bronkhorstpruit. The taxi was also towing a trailer.

“It is not known at this stage what caused the crash. An investigation is already underway,” Mmusi says.

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