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19 family members killed in head-on collision between taxi and truck

Nineteen family members were killed in a head-on collision between a taxi and a truck on the R34 between Bloemhof and Schweizer-Reneke in the northwest on Saturday evening.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said it will investigate the accident.

“The RTMC is sending investigators to the scene to determine the exact cause of the crash. All we know at this point is that it happened around 9:30 pm near Schweizer-Reneke in the northwest and involved a truck and a Quantum minibus,” said RTMC spokesman Simon Zwane.

According to an News24 There were 22 occupants in the vehicle. Three people, two women and a child, survived.

The events leading to the accident are unknown at this stage.

Police spokesman Captain Sam Tselanyane said a culpable homicide case has been opened.

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Six dead in Limpopo . accident

Meanwhile, six people were killed on Saturday night in another head-on collision between an Isuzu van and a Ford sedan on R518 road at Lephalale in Waterberg.

According to the Department of Transport and Community Safety, the driver of the Ford lost control of his vehicle and hit the van.

Five people in the Ford sedan, including the driver, were killed in the collision. The driver of the van was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers with serious injuries were rushed to a local hospital.

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