Twelve people were killed and eight others escaped with injuries in a head-on collision on the N1 Mookgophong, Limpopo. The accident involved a 22-seater Iveco bus and a Toyota SUV. 

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It is alleged that the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle due to a tyre burst. He collided head-on with a  22-seater Mercedes Benz bus.

The bus burst into flames and eleven occupants trapped inside were burnt to death. The driver of the SUV was also killed on impact. Eight people survived, six were seriously injured and two escaped with minor injuries.


Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent messages of condolences to the affected families. She wished a speedy recovery to the survivors.

“The MEC is once again pleading with Motorists to inspect their vehicles before they get onto the road. She is concerned that most of the fatal accidents reported on the N1 have a common cause.”

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