Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has conveyed his condolences to the families of 13 people who died in a crash near Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.
This as KwaZulu-Natal law enforcement officers are searching for a tipper truck driver who allegedly caused the deadly accident and fled the scene.
Thirteen people, including a pregnant woman, died when a minibus taxi collided with a tanker truck in Wartburg, outside Pietermaritzburg.
It’s believed the tanker was trying to avoid the tipper truck, which reportedly didn’t stop at a yield sign.
Six people have sustained injuries, two of them are in a critical condition.
Mbalula said the gruesome nature of the crash and the loss of life are devastating.
“We send our sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this incident and wish the injured a swift and full recovery.”
Both the taxi driver and the tanker truck driver sustained critical injuries.
The crash also had an impact on traffic and it took over five hours to clear the road.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We are horrified by this collision. The gruesome nature of this crash and the subsequent loss of life are devastating. We send our sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this incident and wish the injured a swift and full recovery. https://t.co/hEQuIwIl5v
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) September 22, 2020
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