Twenty people (20) were tragically killed in an accident, where a cash-in-transit truck lost control and collided head-on with an oncoming bus. The accident happened at around 17h00 on Monday, 13 February 2023 on road N1- 29 Mashovhela, towards Musina in Vhembe District.

Ten passengers are reported to have sustained serious injuries, 16 moderate, and 35 minor injuries. Passengers with injuries were transported to Makhado, Elim, and Siloam hospitals for medical attention.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The road is now open for traffic. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.

The Police diving team has activated to search the nearby river for people who might have been swept away.

Condolences to the bereaved families and a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries.

Issued by the Department of Transport and Community Safety.