21 People killed in South Africa in a Road Accident: 21 people, including 19 school students, were killed in a road accident in North KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to the country’s Emergency Medical Services, the accident happened on Saturday (September 17) afternoon when a truck tried to overtake another truck and hit a person under the age of 12 on his way home from school. The school collided with Beckie who was carrying the children.
KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Sifo Hlomuka said, “The department is saddened by the accident, adding that they have received an update from the police. It was a one-on-one collision and some children were trapped in the bakki. Accidents like this happen because of the carelessness of the driver.”
Wishing the injured a speedy recovery
At the same time, spokesman Robert McKenzie said, “The seriously injured include two adults and 19 children aged about five to 12 years.” The students were elementary school children who were being taken home from school. He said, “We would like to reassure citizens and all affected families that the government is working with all stakeholders. Simelane expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Investigation into the cause of the accident begins
The Premier Office of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government said in a statement: “We would like to reassure citizens and all affected families that the government is working with all stakeholders to ensure That the cause of this painful accident is being investigated.”
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