Six men were killed on Mpumalanga road in one day

Six people lost their lives last night on the D2740 Road crash in Phaake Village in the Mametlhake area in Mpumalanga.

The accident happened when a bus collided with the rear of the tractor and the sedan that was traveling in the opposite direction.

Police said they crashed into the wreckage of the two vehicles that were already involved.

“This resulted in six people, who were all occupants in the sedan, being killed instantly. The drivers of the bus and the tractor sustained serious injuries and they were rushed to the nearby Mametlhake Hospital,” said Community Safety spokesperson, Moeti Mmusi.

Initially, it was reported that five people lost their lives but as the emergency personnel was working on the scene, discovered the sixth body.

The cause of the collision is the subject of the investigation by the police, Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), and the Safety Engineering team from DCSSL.

Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security, and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, is sending condolences to the bereaved families and is also wishing those who were injured a speedy recovery.

Shongwe once more reiterated a call for cautious driving to avoid these deadly crashes.

“We are once again calling upon motorists to be extremely cautious, especially at night when visibility is reduced,” says the MEC.