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21 victims of Limpopo Youth Day crash buried in mass funeral

Government offered support to the victim’s families. Several officials including Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will attend the funeral.

FILE: Two people in Limpopo have been confirmed dead and 81 others have been injured in a collision involving a bus and two other vehicles. PIcture: ER24

JOHANNESBURG – At least 21 people who were killed in a road accident in Limpopo last weekend will be laid to rest on Saturday in a mass funeral.

An overloaded minibus taxi carrying a group of mostly young people who were returning from Youth Day celebrations, collided

Twenty-four people, most of them pupils, were killed.

Officials say 19 of the victims were pupils at four local schools in villages around Bolobedu, while the other five were community members.

A total of 42 people died on Limpopo's roads during the long weekend which prompted a visit from Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday.

Government offered support to the victim’s families.

Several officials will be in attendance including Mbalula, his deputy Dikeledi Magadzi and Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)