Head-on collision in Limpopo claims 12 lives

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A head-on collision on the N1, south of Naboomspruit, claimed a dozen lives in the early hours of 13 August, 2015.

JOHANNESBURG - A minibus taxi and a truck were involved in a head-on collision along the N1 in Limpopo early Thursday morning, leaving up to 12 people dead.

Police have reported making one arrest so far.

 

 

The Road Traffic Management Corporation&39;s Simon Zwane said the crash occurred at about 01:00 (CAT), south of Naboomspruit.

"It is believed that the vehicles collided head-on after which the minibus caught fire," he said

 

Zwane said the cause of the crash was being investigated.

"Our investigators are still on the scene investigating, we will know the fuller details as the day proceeds."

He urged motorists to be extra careful when driving at night or during the early hours of the morning, as it was a period generally associated with a high number of accidents.

"The road has been partially opened; there are lanes that people can use to pass through the scene,” Zwane added.

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