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Five children killed in early morning taxi accident in Ngcobo

Jan 13, 2020
Five children killed in early morning taxi accident in Ngcobo

Ngcobo - Ngcobo police are investigating a culpable homicide case following a taxi accident that claimed the lives of five children.

"It is alleged that a taxi that was from Western Cape lost control along R61 road near Beyeye Locality, Manzana Village, Ngcobo on Monday, at about 05:00," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The taxi rolled fatally injuring five passengers, who are believed to be children between five and 14 years of age.

'Sixteen others including the driver were seriously injured and all rushed to the hospital at Ngcobo."

Capt Tonjeni said that the identities of all the deceased are still being withheld as some of their relatives are yet to be informed of their deaths.

"The actual cause of the fatal accident is not known but under the investigation of Ngcobo Police detectives," he added.

Acting Eastern Cape Police Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andries Swart, conveyed his condolences to all the families who have lost their beloved relatives.

He wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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