HORROR CRASH IN MZANSI, 12 ZIMBABWEANS KILLED, BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION | Twelve Zimbabweans aboard a Polokwane bound kombi perished in a horror crash after colliding with a truck and catching fire.
The kombi is believed to have been coming from Musina and heading for Polokwane with the truck in question going in the opposite direction.The 11 passengers died on the spot, while the other succumbed to injuries and died at Polokwane hospital.
Three of the victims are believed to have been burnt beyond recognition.The Limpopo spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe spoke on record confirming the gruesome accident which happened around 8.30pm near Botlokwa village in Polokwane.
Police details have revealed that the kombi driver hit a donkey and lost control of the vehicle only to collide with an oncoming truck.
Lt Col Ngoepe confirmed that the police were still conducting forensic investigations in order to determine the identities of the victims who are suspected to be of Zimbabwean nationality.
The police have opened a communication line and have urged members of the public or concerned persons to step forward and help in assisting the identities of the victims by calling on +2715-2301001-4 or +278230443686, alternatively they can come to Botlokwa Police Station.
The N1 road has become a danger zone with about 40 Zimbabweans having perished there during their sojourns. In September, 6 Zimbabweans were killed in a kombi which was bound for Bulawayo along the N1 road.
The police have advised drivers to exercise extreme caution when travelling with passengers to ensure safety and stop unnecessary loss of lives