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South Africa: Fatal collision claims 4 lives and leaves 2 hospitalized

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In Mpumalanga, four people were killed in a collision between two sedans.

At around 05:30 on Friday, a head-on collision occurred on the R42 between Delmas and Bronkhorstspruit.

Moeti Mmusi, a spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety, Security, and Liaison, said, both drivers and passengers are among the two males and two females who died. They were pronounced dead on the spot.

According to Mmusi, two more people were seriously injured, and they are being treated at a hospital in Delmas.

"It's unclear what caused the crash," he said, "but an investigation is already underway."

Drivers need to be cautious on the roads as this is the province's second fatal accident in as many days.

A light delivery vehicle crashed on the R40 between Mbombela and Barberton on Thursday, killing two people.

According to Mmusi, the deceased were passengers in the vehicle's back seat. When the driver lost control of the vehicle, five other people were injured, three of them seriously.

Vusi Shongwe, Mpumalanga's MEC for Community Safety, Security, and Liaison, has urged motorists to be cautious on the roads.

"The unending loss of life on our roads saddens us greatly. That is why we are reminding motorists once again that breaking the rules can be fatal. To save lives, we should all do our part by driving with greater caution at all times "Shongwe explained.


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