Sunday 18 February 2018

Truck crash kills 27 in carnage on South African road

At least 27 people have died as a truck smashed into several vehicles in South Africa.

The accident happened yesterday evening in Pinetown, near the eastern coastal city of Durban.

The South African Press Association quotes a medical responder as saying about 80 people were injured.

The cause is under investigation.

Cabinet minister Jeff Radebe is standing in for President Jacob Zuma while he attends the G20 summit in Russia.

In a statement, Mr Radebe said there have been three road collisions claiming many lives in recent days, including one that killed seven young girls returning from a traditional ceremony.

He is appealing to drivers to exercise caution on the roads.

 

Press Association

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