Six people died and one has been critically injured after a multiple-vehicle crash in Mokopane, Limpopo on Wednesday night. According to the Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety, the crash involved a truck, five sedans and pedestrians.
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It is alleged that the truck failed to brake at the corner of Thabo Mbeki and Retief streets and then crashed into five vehicles in front.
It is further alleged that the driver lost control of the vehicle and knocked and killed four pedestrians before crashing into a bank building. The vehicles and the building caught fire after the impact.
The truck driver and the passenger were burnt in the truck and one person from a burnt sedan was rushed to a nearby hospital after escaping with serious injuries.
Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent messages of condolences to the families of people who were killed in the accident.
“The MEC is worried about the increasing number of fatal crashes where people are even burnt beyond recognition. She is urging motorists to drive with caution and to always drive within the set speed limits,” the department said in a statement.