Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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17 killed in N1 horror crash as minibus and SUV collide

In a head-on collision between a 22-seater bus and a Toyota SUV on the N1 near the Mookgophong exit in Limpopo on Tuesday, 17 people were killed and eight others were injured.

Mike Maringa, spokesman for the Ministry of Transport and Local Safety, said the driver of the Toyota SUV lost control of the vehicle due to a blown tire and collided head-on with the 22-seat Mercedes-Benz bus shortly afterwards 5 p.m.

“The bus went up in flames and the 16 passengers trapped in it, including the driver, were burned. The driver of the SUV was killed in the impact. Eight people survived. Six are seriously injured and two were escaped with minor injuries. “

Transport and safety in the community The MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya sent condolences to the families concerned.

” The MEC asks again to meet with motorists to check their vehicles before they hit the road. She is concerned that most of the fatal accidents reported on the N1 have a common cause, “said Maringa.