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KZN Transport MEC concerned about spate of fatal car accidents in province

Eight people died in the latest accident on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Sunday when a bakkie and a truck collided on the N2 highway in Izingolweni.

FILE: Picture: ER24 via Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda says he is concerned about the accidents that have occurred on the province’s roads, especially on weekends.

Eight people died in the latest accident on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Sunday when a bakkie and a truck collided on the N2 highway in Izingolweni.

One person has been critically injured while four others sustained minor injuries

Department spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane says the MEC is dismayed by the accident.

"The MEC has reacted with shock to this accident. However, the MEC has reiterated that a thorough investigation is being conducted into the possible cause of the accident."

Meanwhile, police in Mpumalanga are investigating the cause of an accident that claimed three lives

It’s understood that a police van collided with a light motor vehicle on the R40 near Bushbuckridge on Sunday.

The Department of Community Safety spokesperson Moeti Mmusi says: "Three of those people killed were occupants in the Corsa sedan and then one person sustained serious injuries and was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment."

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