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  • Updated: March 03, 2023

Six Pupils Among 16 Killed In Ghastly Auto Crash

Six Pupils Among 16 Killed In Ghastly Auto Crash

Six pupils are among 16 who lost their lives in a crash involving two taxis and a heavy motor vehicle in Groblersdal, South Africa.

The Limpopo department of transport and community safety has confirmed that the drivers of the two taxis and six pupils were among those who had died following the ghastly accident. 

16 people have now died as a result of the collision between a heavy vehicle and two minibus taxis carrying students to school on the R579 road in Motetema, Limpopo.

According to department spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene, the terrible accident took place on Friday, March 3, 2023, on the R579 road in Motetema close to Groblersdal.

Chuene said the accident is believed to have occurred when a minibus taxi unsafely overtook a truck and another minibus taxi and collided head-on with them.

She added that the crash may have been caused by reckless driving, according to law enforcement officials on the scene.

“One of the minibus taxis involved was transporting learners to school. 

"Drivers of the two taxis and six learners are among the 16 who have died. 

"Four passengers with serious injuries were transported to a nearby health facility for medical attention,” she said.

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