TRAGEDY: 13 people killed as kombi collides with bus


Tragic collision claims 13 lives in Limpopo

A horrific road accident has left 13 people dead in Limpopo, South Africa, after a taxi and a bus collided along the R521 road between Polokwane and Dendron.

The devastating incident occurred on Tuesday, with the taxi reportedly transporting a group of schoolteachers when the collision took place. Tragically, the taxi driver and several of the teachers were killed in the crash.

Limpopo’s Department of Transport and Community Safety has confirmed the tragic loss of life, with the provincial MEC, Florence Radzilani, set to visit the accident scene to assess the situation and provide further details.

“MEC Radzilani has learned of the fatal accident that has claimed more than 10 lives, and she will be paying a visit to the accident scene,” said department spokesman Ruel Chauke. “More information will follow as traffic officials on the scene continue with their assessment.”

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision remain unclear, and authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident. Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid the affected area while the scene is being cleared and the investigation is ongoing.

This heartbreaking incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for continuous efforts to improve driving conditions and behaviours across the nation.

The thoughts and condolences of the nation are with the families and loved ones of the victims during this difficult time.

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