Car accident claims five lives in Mpumalanga



A car accident in Mpumalanga has claimed the lives of five people on Sunday.

According to a statement by the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security and Liason, the collision happened on the R29.

“Five people were killed this afternoon around 14:00 when two sedans collided head-on. The collision happened on the R29 Road between Kinross and Leandra. The five died on impact at the scene of the crash,” spokesperson Moeti Mmusi said.

One of the sedans had six passengers, including the driver.

The driver sustained critical injuries, while all the passengers died.

“The critically injured person was transported to a nearby hospital,” Mmusi added.

In addition, the second vehicle had a driver and a passenger who sustained serious injuries.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are underway.

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