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11 April 2018
8 people died and 5 burned beyond recognition when barkie collided with mini bus

Eight people died and 5 of them burned beyond recognition when a barkie collided with a minibus between Derby and Ventersdorp last night.

According to the Law Enforcement Authorities at the scene, both vehicles caught fire by the time of collision having seven people certified died on the scene, where five of them are reported to have burned beyond recognition and two were rushed to the nearest hospital whereby one passenger died on arrival and one still on stable condition.

The barkie was traveling from the Ventersdorp direction to Derby with two people, while the minibus that was having seven people including the driver was travelling from Derby towards the Ventersdorp direction.

It is reported that the minibus was from the Marikana heading to Matatiele in the Eastern Cape.

North West MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Dr Mpho Motlhabane send his heartfelt condolences to the families and wished a speedy recovery to the survived passenger.

The cause of the accidents is not yet known, however, a case of culpable homicide in being investigated by the police.


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