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Mpumalanga truck and taxi head-on crash leaves seven dead

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Seven people have been killed in a head-on collision between a taxi and a truck on the R545 between Bethal and Kriel in Mpumalanga on Sunday morning.

Seven adult males between the ages of 25 and 35 died in the horrific head-on crash which happened in the eaarly hours of Sunday morning.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 2:58 AM to find the truck and taxi off the side of the road.

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Five deceased could initially be seen entrapped in the wreck of the taxi.

Once the Fire Department had begun the process of extraction a further two bodies were found.

None of those found showed any signs of life and were declared dead on arrival.

The driver of the truck was unharmed in the incident.

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Both the South African Police Services and the LCRC were on the scene for investigations.

Seven killed in Mpumalanga crash

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