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Side tipper truck collides with scholar transport van killing 10 people in Pongola

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Pongola – 10 people including school children have been killed after a side tipper truck collided with a bakkie transporting school children on the N2 highway near Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Eight of the deceased are children and two are adults.

An eleventh person –  a child – is fighting for his life in hospital after sustaining critical injuries.

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The accident, happened between Pongola and Itshelejuba.

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The crash reportedly involved and a truck and a bakkie that was transporting school pupils.

Emergency services are on the scene and the cause of the crash is unknown as this stage.

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Side tipper truck collides with scholar transport van killing 10 people in Pongola

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