MAMPHOKGO – The newly appointed Transport and Community Safety MEC in Limpopo, Dickson Masemola addressed together with Sekhukhune District Municipality executives joined hundreds of mourners at Mamphokgo village outside Marble Hall on Sunday during the mass funeral service of fatalities in a horrific accident that claimed seven lives earlier last month.
Six people died at around 03h00 in the early hours last month in the early hours of the morning during a collision involving an Avis Rental car and a Ford Ranger Light Delivery Vehicle (LDV) between Mmakgatle and Mamphokgo villages, D4100 Road.
Two other victims were laid to rest and one was laid to rest on Saturday, 25 May 2019 at Manapsane village also outside Marble Hall.
According to police sources, the accident happened when the Avis Rental car missed its designated lane veering off to face oncoming traffic resulting in a head-on collision with a Ford Ranger LDV – causing both vehicles to catch fire. Six people including both drivers and passengers were burned beyond recognition.
Matome Moremi, Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety Spokesperson, said an LDV and a Sedan were involved in a head-on Collision and caught fire, taking 06 lives on the spot.
Moremi said three people were transported to hospital where the seventh one later died, leaving behind two who still in hospital.
The department said it awaited DNA test results of the victims since the accident until Friday the 17 May 2019.