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Nine people killed in two Limpopo accidents

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Nine people died in two separate Limpopo car accidents on Sunday morning.

In the first accident, six people died on the spot in head-on crash between two BMW sedans on the D19 road near Sengatane Village outside Seshego.

Four others survived the crash with serious injuries.

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Dept of Transport spokesman Mike Maringa said six people were confirmed dead at the scene and one died at Seshego Hospital.

“The driver of one the sedans allegedly tried to overtake and collided with the oncoming vehicle.

“The road is currently closed for traffic and motorists are advised to use alternative routes,” he said at the time.

In another accident, also on Sunday morning, two people were killed in a collision between a VW Golf GTI and a bakkie in Maphalle, outside Giyani.

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Maringa said the driver of the Golf lost control and hit the rear end of the bakkie.

“He was certified dead at the scene and the driver of the bakkie died in hospital,” he said.

“Four others were rushed to hospital. Preliminary investigations revealed reckless driving as the possible cause of the accident.”

Maringa urged motorists to drive with caution.

MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya said Limpopo registered most fatal accidents on weekends.

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