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Six dead after bus, bakkie collide near Richmond

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The Richmond police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a bus that was transporting 28 passengers collided with a bakkie about five kilometres outside Richmond on Tuesday night.

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THE RICHMOND police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a bus that was transporting 28 passengers collided with a Toyota Hilux bakkie about five kilometres outside Richmond on Tuesday at about 6.30pm.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said six people were killed in the accident.

“Ten men were travelling in the bakkie and six of them died on the scene. Their identities have not been confirmed yet,” said Kock.

He added that the four men who were travelling in the bakkie were transported to hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

“The Jaws of Life had to be used to remove both drivers of the two different vehicles. The driver of the bakkie was part of those who died on the scene. The driver of the bus was admitted to hospital with serious injuries,” said Kock.

“The co-driver of the bus and most of the 28 passengers received medical treatment on the scene as they had slight injuries, while others escaped unscathed.”

Anyone with information regarding the accident is requested to contact Detective Constable Rodney Julies on 082 302 0371.

“The investigation continues,” Kock said.

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