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Four killed after taxi collides with car near Butterworth, police investigating

Mar 5, 2018
Four killed after taxi collides with car near Butterworth, police investigating

Butterworth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following an accident over the weekend that claimed the live of four people and injured many others.

"It is alleged that a taxi - a Toyoya Quantum, and a sedan car had accident near Ndabakazi along N2 road, outside Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The accident took place on Sunday, at about 16:15.

"All three occupants of the sedan car were fatally wounded. One occupant of the taxi was fatally wounded."

He said that 16 passengers from the taxi were seriously injured and were all rushed to Butterworth hospital.

"The cause of the accident is not known so far however, Butterworth SAPS detectives are busy investigating what caused the accident. The ages of the deceased were not yet available," Captain Manatha added.