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Dutywa accident claims three lives, police investigating

Mar 9, 2020
Dutywa accident claims three lives, police investigating

Dutywa - Dutywa police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following an accident that claimed the lives of three people on Saturday.

"It is alleged that an Avanza that was driven from Dutywa town on Saturday, at about 17h15, had an accident along R408 road near Magileni Village, Dutywa," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The Avanza did not collide with another vehicle as it rolled and in the process three people were fatally injured.

"The deceased were the driver and two female passengers between the ages of 25 and 60."

Capt Manatha said that seven other passengers were seriously injured and were all rushed to Butterworth hospital.

"The cause of the accident is not known as it is investigated by Dutywa Police detectives," he added.

"The identities of the deceased are still being withheld until all their relatives are officially informed of their deaths."

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