At the very least 20 individuals have been killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a bus ferrying employees to a mine in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, authorities mentioned Monday.
Development firm Murray & Roberts Cementation mentioned 17 of its employees, who have been being transported to the Venetia mine in Musina near the Zimbabwe border, died within the accident Sunday. 4 different employees have been injured.
The corporate mentioned it was providing help to the households of the deceased.
The employees have been reportedly going to work on an underground venture at a mine owned by mining large De Beers.
Site visitors officers have been nonetheless on the scene of the accident on Monday to analyze the trigger.
Provincial Transport Minister Florence Radzilani, who visited the crash web site Monday, lamented the state of among the vans that journey on the roads.
“We at all times speak to our legislation enforcement officers and ship out messages to those drivers to say they have to be certain that the car is roadworthy so that you simply don’t put the lives of harmless individuals in danger,” she mentioned.
Radzilani mentioned some truckers prevented roads the place visitors officers are extremely seen as a result of among the automobiles have been unroadworthy or the drivers didn’t have legitimate permits.
“We’re ready on investigators however there are already allegations concerning the truck driver not having a license and the truck not being roadworthy,” she advised public broadcaster SABC.