Nine Die In South Africa’s Limpopo Road Accidents

Nine people have died in two separate road accidents in the city of Limpopo, South Africa on Sunday morning.

It was gathered that the one of the incidents occurred around 5:30am when two BMW sedans collided head-on on the D19 road outside Seshego in Limpopo.

Provincial transport and community safety spokesperson, Mike Maringa, said the driver of one the sedans was trying to overtake when collided with the oncoming vehicle.

Six people were confirmed dead on the scene while a seventh died in hospital. Three others were admitted to Seshego hospital with serious injuries.

The road is currently closed for traffic and motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

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Meanwhile, a policeman who was hit by a car on the N1 North before Allandale Road has died.

The officer succumbed to his injuries, despite efforts from Emer-G-Med services at the scene.

It is not yet clear what events led to the officer being hit by the car.

In the second incident, two people were killed in a crash in Maphalle in the Mopani district.

The driver of a VW Golf lost control and rear- ended a bakkie, Maringa said.

The man was certified dead on the scene and the driver of the bakkie died later in hospital.

Four others were rushed to hospital.

“Preliminary investigations revealed reckless driving as the possible cause of the accident.”

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