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Another fatal accident on Franschhoek mountain pass

Two people have died after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the pass.

FILE: There's been another deadly accident on the Franschhoek mountain pass on Sunday night. Picture: Netcare via Twitter

CAPE TOWN - There's been another deadly incident on the Franschhoek mountain pass on Sunday night.

Two people died after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the pass.

Four people were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says, "The mountain pass is so much different than a normal freeway. There are sharper curves and bends and people need to be careful when they're driving on mountain passes."

BUS CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The cause of a bus crash on the same pass that claimed three lives and injured more than two dozen people, is under investigation.

Three people including two rugby players from the Franschhoek Rugby Club died in the accident on Saturday.

WATCH #FranschhoekCrash 3 deaths, 26 passengers injured and two cyclists involved in the crash. SS pic.twitter.com/54iOp8EE9g

Denzil Boonzaier (20) and Russel Riffel (25) died after the bus veered off a cliff. The bus driver lost control of the vehicle while apparently trying to avoid hitting two cyclists.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says, "Two cyclists were seriously injured and airlifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. A culpable homicide investigation has now been opened."

It took authorities more than two hours to retrieve the wreckage from the bottom of the cliff.

Cyclist Jiuseppe Clorusso says he's still in shock after the crash.

Clorusso says at the time of the crash, he was riding his bike towards the mountain's summit, about three metres behind two female Italian cyclists.

"I looked up and I saw a bus screeching. You could just hear tyres completely out of control."

Clorusso says he's lucky to be alive.

"It just missed me and it wiped out the two ladies."

Twenty-six people were rushed to various hospitals in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Cape Town.

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