Twenty-seven people die in Limpopo horror crash

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JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Twenty-seven people, including two children, died when a truck collided with four motor vehicles in Mookgopong outside Modimolle on Friday, Limpopo police said.

Spokesman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the truck, carrying cement, was travelling along the N1 highway to the south when the crash happened.

”Today at about 2.30pm, a truck travelling along the N1 south lost control onto the other lane facing the oncoming traffic. It collided with four motor vehicles, including a 22 seater Mercedes Benz bus and a Nissan NP200 which caught fire on impact. Police investigations continue.”

The process of identifying the deceased was underway. Four people survived the accident and were being treated for injuries in hospitals.

– African News Agency (ANA)