Three dead after truck and taxi collides in Giyani




A collision involving a Truck and Taxi in Giyani has killed three people.

According to the police, three people have died after a truck and taxi collided head-on along the D3738 road in Giyani on Sunday afternoon.

Ten people were seriously injured as well but they were immediately taken to the hospital for necessary treatments.

Police spokesman, Brig. Motlafela Mojapelo said the accident happened between Xawela and Nkomo villages in Limpopo just after 2pm on Sunday.

“The accident took place when the driver of the truck, laden with river sand, allegedly lost control of the vehicle, which swerved into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Toyota Quantum carrying 13 passengers.”

Mojapelo also confirmed that the 10 injured people were currently in the hospital.

Five people also died in a car accident in Mpumalanga on Sunday.

The collision happened on the R29 Road between Kinross and Leandra.

According to a spokesperson, Moeti Mmusi, the five died at the scene of the crash.

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