Dec 4, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Two children killed as taxi overturns on poor quality Bloemhof road

Two children died when a taxi carrying students overturned on the way to school.

The accident happened on Wednesday morning on the R34 between Hoopstad and Bloemhof.

According to North West Police spokesman Capt Aafje Botma, the taxi was transporting 25 students living in Hoopstad to Bloemhof Primary School.

“About 7 km outside of Bloemhof, the driver of the vehicle allegedly lost control of the taxi. Two of the students were trapped in the vehicle and sadly died at the scene.”

Some of the other occupants were injured and taken to a local hospital.

Botma could not confirm the number of those reported Injuries or details of the deceased as “the police were still there”.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

A government delegation on Tuesday visited the road between Hoopstad in Freistaat and Bloemhof in the North West following a viral video on social media.

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