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Driver involved in Pongola crash arrested

The truck driver in the Pongolo horror crash that claimed 21 lives has been arrested.
Pongolo Crash

PHONGOLO - The truck driver in the Pongolo horror crash that claimed 21 lives has been arrested.

Up to 21 people - mostly children - died when a bakkie and a truck collided on the N2 highway in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

READ: UPDATE | 21 killed on N2 highway near Pongola

The police launched a widespread manhunt after the truck driver fled the scene.   

The driver has handed himself over to police and is expected to appear in the Pongolo Magistrate Court on Monday.

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