One passenger burned to death,14 others survived with serious injuries

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Tebogo Msimanga |

One passenger burned to death in a taxi and 14 others sustained serious injuries. This was after a minibus taxi driver allegedly lost control as a result of a tyre burst and hit a tree on the N4 in North West Province.

It is reported that the taxi that was travelling from Zeerust to Rustenburg caught fire after hitting the tree and the 14 survivors were rushed to Zeerust hospital.

North West MEC for the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management Sello Lehari said he is saddened by the news and sends sincere condolences to the affected families. He further wished a speedy recovery to the injured passengers.

MEC Lehari is pleading with road users to pay extra caution on the road. “If we are all driving carefully, with caution and limited speed on the road, lives will be spared.”

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