Moloto Road crash leaves 4 dead, 12 hurt

//–


Story
As talks of making access to the internet a basic human right continues, Turkey has shut down access to Twitter sparking anger at the move.

Story
Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers.

Story
Many poets and writers used their work to expose the atrocities of the apartheid regime. ANC stalwart, Mathews Phosa steps up.

Editor’s note: Listen to more on this crash in the gallery above.

MPUMALANGA – Four people were killed and 12 others injured when a taxi overturned on the R573 Moloto Road near Mathyzenloop on Friday, Mpumalanga police said.

Three passengers and the driver died at the scene, Warrant Officer BJ Mahlangu confirmed.

The 12 injured passengers sustained critical injuries and were transported to hospitals in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The taxi was believed to be travelling from Denneboom near Pretoria to Groblersdal in Limpopo, when a tyre burst and the vehicle overturned, Mahlangu said.

Police are investigating the incident.

In November last year, 30 people were killed in an accident between a bus and a truck on the Moloto Road near Kwaggafontein.

Another two people were killed on the road in December when a heavy goods truck collided with a delivery van.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said last year that there was a plan in place to develop the stretch of the road, which included the introduction of rapid rail transportation.

-Sapa

COMMENTS

     

LATEST STORIES

TOP STORIES view all

FULL COVERAGE

BLOGS view all

Win an iPad Mini!

How about winning yourself an iPad Mini or 1 of 2 copies of Jerm’s latest book?

Simply subscribe to our newsletters before 30 Nov 2013, and you will be in line to win!


No Thanks