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News in brief - Date: 19 March 2017
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The Makhado Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following the death of a young woman and a 4-year-old girl.
According to a provincial police spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the accident occurred yesterday evening (18 March) about 20km south of Louis Trichardt on the N1. Two vehicles, travelling in opposite directions, collided head-on with each other.
Upon impact, said Ngoepe, both of the vehicles burst out in flames.
The 4-year-old girl was inside one of the vehicles – a Corsa bakkie – together with the woman aged 25. Both were burned to death before any help could arrive on the scene.
The driver of the second vehicle – a Landrover Discovery – survived the accident. The 34-year-old man, however, sustained serious burn wounds and is recuperating in hospital.
At this stage the cause of the accident is still under investigation by the police.
Two people passed away in a gruesome accident on the N1 South on Saturday, evening. Photo: Limpopo SAPS Communications.
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