Limpopo Horror Crash Claims 14 Zimbabweans

FOURTEEN people, who include an eight month old toddler, perished in the early hours of Wednesday in a crash involving a truck and a Ford double-cab on the R101 outside Mokopane in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

Initial reports Wednesday said two people survived the accident which happened around 3 am although Limpopo province police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto told the media two were ferried to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the bakkie is suspected to have lost control of his vehicle and veered into the opposite lane.

Colonel Ronel Otto said a double-cab bakkie said the accident happened between Mokopane and Naboomspruit.

“The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries. Two people in the bakkie survived and were taken to hospital.

“The identities of the deceased are not yet known,” said Otto.

However, all are believed to be Zimbabwean citizens who were travelling towards Pretoria.