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7 women killed in horrific truck and minibus taxi crash on R37

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A horrific motor vehicle accident on the R37, Podungwane in Capricorn District, Limpopo has claimed seven lives. The fatal accident happened between a minibus taxi and a truck, before noon on Saturday 17 December.

Seven women from the minibus were sadly confirmed dead. Two other people who sustained serious injuries were transported to a nearby health facility for medical attention.

Law enforcement officers at the scene cited reckless driving as possible cause of the crash.

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Read also: Truck driver killed after crashing into mountain on R37 at Chuenespoort – video

Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani sends condolences to the bereaved families, and wishes a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries.

“To receive such news during festive holidays is heart breaking. I can’t begin to imagine what the families of the deceased have to endure. May they find strength to get through this difficult time.

We continue to plead with motorists to obey the rules of the road, for everyone to arrive alive at their respective destinations” said MEC Radzilani

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Issued by the Department of Transport and Community Safety

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