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Five Dead in R56 Head-on Crash Between Truck and Sedan

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Five people tragically lost their lives in a head-on collision involving a VW Polo and an articulated truck on the R56 road near Dyoki/Ugie, just 5km outside of Khowa/ Elliot Sunday.

Eastern Cape Department of Transport, Unathi Binqose, said that this incident occurred on Sunday, February 18, on the R56, according to him a VW Polo with five males collided head on with Volvo articulated truck with one male occupant.

“It is alleged that a VW Polo from the Northwest, while a Volvo Truck articulated with one male occupant was from Dyoki.

“The five occupants from VW Polo died instantly while truck driver escaped unharmed,” said Binqose.

Five Dead in R56 Head-on Crash Between Truck and Sedan

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Binqose added that the circumstances surrounded the cause of the crash still unknown at this stage.

He confirmed that a case of culpable homicide has been opened at Dyoki Police Station for further investigation.

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