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Five killed in head-on collision between car and truck on R31

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Five people, including an official employed at the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, were killed in a motor vehicle accident on the R31 between Kimberley and Danielskuil.

FIVE people, including an official employed at the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, were killed in a motor vehicle accident on the R31 between Kimberley and Danielskuil on Monday.

It is believed that the five occupants of a Volkswagen Polo were en route to Kuruman when it collided head-on with a truck near Koopmansfontein.

The MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Abraham Vosloo, extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of Thabo Ramaswe and the other four passengers of the Polo vehicle.

He said that Ramaswe, who was on leave at the time of the accident, was stationed at the Finance Directorate of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

“We wish the family strength and fortitude during this period of grief and call upon everyone to allow the families to mourn their loved ones with the dignity that they deserve,” said Vosloo.

Northern Cape SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the Delportshoop police were investigating a culpable homicide case after five men died in an accident near Koopmansfontein on April 6, at about 4.45pm.

“A silver VW Polo and a truck were involved in a head-on collision that caused the VW Polo to roll down a slope next to the road. All five male occupants of the Polo died on the scene and the truck driver escaped the accident unscathed,” said Kock.

He indicated that the accident happened on the R31 about seven kilometres outside Koopmansfontein.

“The road was closed and eventually opened to traffic again at about 9.30pm,” added Kock.

“Anyone with information can call Detective Sergeant Zenzile Baba on 082 448 4850. The investigation continues.”

Five people, including an official employed at the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, were killed in a motor vehicle accident on the R31 between Kimberley and Danielskuil on Monday. Picture: Supplied
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