Breaking; Fatal accident at Mokopane claims 6 lives

A fatal accident has claimed six people’s lives after truck plummeted into multiple vehicles and crashed onto a bank building at Mokopane’s Thabo Mbeki and Retief streets last night. One person was rushed to the hospital. The truck reportedly failed to brake.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya have sent messages of condolences to the families of the six people who died in a multiple-vehicle accident involving a truck and five sedans in Mokopane last night.

It is alleged that the truck failed to brake at the corner of Thabo Mbeki and Retief streets and crashed into five vehicles in front of it.

Traffic authorities say the truck then lost control and knocked and killed four pedestrians, before crashing into a bank building.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transport and Community Safety Matome Taueatsoala says the vehicles and the building caught fire after the impact, with the truck driver and the passenger burnt beyond recognition.

Updated: December 3, 2020 — 6:50 am

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