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14 May 2020
9:21 pm

Three killed as truck carrying maize meal overturns

News24 Wire

The accident happened on Thursday morning on the R410 at Nonesi Pass in Komani, Eastern Cape.

A patient being loaded into an ambulance. Picture: Supplied by Netcare 911

The accident happened on Thursday morning on the R410 at Nonesi Pass in Komani, said provincial department of transport spokesperson Unathi Binqose.

The truck was carrying a full load of maize meal, he added.

“All occupants in the vehicle were declared blue [dead] on the scene by the EMS.”

The incident had blocked one lane before emergency services workers cleared the scene, said Binqose.

“It’s alleged that the truck had a brake failure before it lost control with its load. A case of culpable homicide would be opened at the Glen Grey police station for further investigations.”

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