Three people were killed and four others were seriously injured in an accident involving a Mercedes Benz mini bus on the N1 South on Tuesday.

It is alleged that the mini bus had a tyre burst, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. Three people including the driver were killed instantly while four were reported to be in a critical state.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC is urging Public Transport Operators to check the condition of their vehicles before every trip.

The MEC says this will go a long way in ensuring that we save lives and also assist in reducing the number of road carnage this festive season.