Four people have died and 10 others have sustained injuries after their bakkie overturned on the N4 road near Ngodwana in Mpumalanga.

Department of Safety spokesperson in the province, Moeti Mmusi says the cause of the crash is not yet known.

Moeti says a case of culpable homicide has been opened.

He says, “Four people died at the scene due to the injuries that he sustained while two more were seriously injured, the other eight people who were also in the bakkie sustained serious injuries.”

“The driver is among those who sustained injuries and the injured people were rushed to nearby hospitals.”

The N 4 has been cleared for traffic and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident. – Additional reporting by Motsebi Monareng.