News 11.3.2016 12:29 pm

UK tourists in hospital after Kruger crash

A sign at the Kruger National Park. Photo: Letaba Herald

A sign at the Kruger National Park. Photo: Letaba Herald

The UK tourists were airlifted for further treatment.

Three tourists from the United Kingdom were transported to hospital after their bakkie was involved in a head on collision with another bakkie with four local occupants in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Thursday.

The crash occurred on the S60 gravel road about 3.8km away from the Punda Maria Camp in Limpopo, Letaba Herald reported.

KNP spokesperson William Mabasa confirmed one of the two bakkies was carrying three tourists from the UK while the other contained four local residents.

Mabasa said the two drivers and all passengers in both vehicles sustained injuries and were rushed to the nearest medical facility outside Punda Maria.

He added the UK tourists were airlifted for further treatment at a medical facility in Polokwane whilst others were referred to the local hospital in Malamulele.

“The foreign tourists were overnight guests at a Lodge in the Makuleke Concession, in the far north of the Park,” said Mabasa.

He said in a strange twist of fate, but unrelated to the head-on collision, a contractor vehicle carrying some diesel overturned and fell at the low level bridge around Lower Sabie on Tuesday.

“There was diesel spillage into the river and a company to immediately attend to the spill was appointed in order to avoid possible pollution to the environment,” added Mabasa.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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