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Front tyre burst blamed for Modimolle crash that claimed 27 lives

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A front tyre burst on the truck has been blamed for the horrific Modimolle accident that killed 27 people on Friday afternoon, a witness’ account has revealed.

A witness, who wants to remain anonymous, was travelling behind the truck. She described how the truck swerved onto the oncoming lanes after the tyre burst colliding first with a Nissan NP200 followed bu three other vehicles.

The South African Police Service in Mookgopong outside Modimolle are investigating a case of Culpable homicide and they have not yet given a comment on their progress.

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Amongst the fatalities, are two minor children. Four people survived and they were taken to different hospitals for medical treatment.

It is alleged that on Friday 2018-10-19 at about 14:30, a truck that was carrying cement was travelling along the N1 South when it lost control causing it to swerve into oncoming traffic where it collided with four motor vehicles including a 22 seater Mercedes Benz mini bus and a Nissan NP200 which caught fire on impact.

Reports say that noone from the mini bus survived the crash.

The exact cause of this accident is still under Police investigations.

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The process of identifying the deceased, is still underway.

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