LONG WEEKEND ACCIDENTS CLAIM 42 LIVES IN LIMPOPO

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    Forty-two people have died in separate accidents in Limpopo over the 16 June long weekend.

    In one incident, 24 died when a minibus collided with a bus along R81 in Maphalle village  in the Mopane region on crash Sunday night.

    It’s believed that in the R81 accident, the minibus taxi was carrying 10 more people above its capacity.

    The RTMC said one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and collided head-on with the other.

    In another accident, six people were burned beyond resignation after one of the vehicles burst into flames near Dingamazi village after two cars collided.

    The other horrific accident happened between Letsitele and Gravelotte between three cars, leaving two people dead and 80 others injured.

    Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula is expected to visit the scene of the R81 accident later on Tuesday morning.

    Messages of condolences continue to pour in for families of the victims of the R81 crash.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed shock, saying he was heartbroken; he also wished the injured a speedy recovery.