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THREE TOURISTS AMONG FIVE PEOPLE WHO PERISHED ON N4 TOLL ROAD CRASH NEAR SCHOEMANSKLOOF

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THREE TOURISTS AMONG FIVE PEOPLE WHO PERISHED ON N4 TOLL ROAD CRASH NEAR SCHOEMANSKLOOF

THREE TOURISTS AMONG FIVE PEOPLE WHO PERISHED ON N4 TOLL ROAD CRASH NEAR SCHOEMANSKLOOF

Five people died today on the N4 toll road near Schoemansloof towards Mbombela around 11h00 am on Friday 04 March 2022

According to police report the crash happened when a truck and a minibus taxi were involved in a side swipe collision. The truck then went on to collide head on with a light delivery vehicle (LDV) that was travelling in the opposite direction.

Four of the deceased were occupants in the minibus and they include three passengers believed to be tourists from Netherlands and both drivers of the minibus and the LDV.

The victims died at the crash scene. Three people, two of whom were in the taxi were seriously injured. The driver of the truck is among those who were seriously injured. One person escaped with slight injuries.

Various ambulances responded and the injured and they were all rushed to nearby hospitals.

Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, has expressed concern over the frequency of deadly road crashes in the province.

The MEC is once more urging motorists to be vigilant on the road to avoid needless and avoidable tragedies such as this one.He send his heartfelt and deep condolences to the bereaved families and also wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

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