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UPDATE: Polokwane horror crash death toll rises to nine

An SUV lost control and collided head-on with a truck.

Two children are among nine people killed in a head-on collision on the N1 bypass near Mall of the North in Polokwane on Tuesday morning.

According to the Department of Transport and Community Safety spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene, an SUV lost control and collided head-on with a truck.

Chuene has recently confirmed to Polokwane Review that nine people were killed in the crash. The deceased were all travelling in the SUV.

Children among seven killed in horror Polokwane crash
Photo: Limpopo Department of Traffic and Community Safety

The road is still temporarily closed for law enforcement officers and emergency services to attend to the scene.

“Two people who sustained injuries have been transported to nearby hospitals for medical attention,” she said earlier.

“Four male and five female passengers from the SUV were killed, bringing the total number of fatalities to nine.”

She said fatigue was suspected as the possible cause of the horror crash.

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

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Edited by Nica Richards.

This story first appeared on Caxton publication Polokwane Review. Read the original article here.

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