Eight die in Limpopo crash

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Eight people have been killed in a crash between a bus and a truck on the R555 road near Steelpoort outside Burgersfort in Limpopo.

Transport Department spokesperson Vongani Chauke says the accident that happened yesterday was caused by the bus overtaking in an unsafe spot.

Chauke says the bus lost control and crashed into a truck that was transporting workers to a local brick-making company.

“The deceased were all passengers in a truck, who were going to work at a nearby brick manufacturing company. MEC Radzilani has sent messages of condolences and comfort to the families of the victims of this fatal accident.”

Chauke adds: “She (Radzilani) had also made a clarion call to motorists to drive with caution and observe traffic rules at all times.”

Reporting by Vutivi Maluleke