Livestock owners urged to monitor their animals after deadly crash

A taxi travelling on the R538 between White River and Hazyview hit three cows on Friday night before it overturned and burst into flames.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Mpumalanga government has urged people who own livestock to be more vigilant and monitor their animals after a deadly crash that claimed the lives of 10 people.

A taxi travelling on the R538 between White River and Hazyview hit three cows on Friday night before it overturned and burst into flames.

Four other people remain in a critical condition in hospital.

The Mpumalanga Community Safety Department’s Joseph Mabuza said: “Animals, such as cattle, should always be kept in areas where they’re not going to escape.”

As the festive season approaches, transport officials are appealing to motorists to be more cautious on the roads.