South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including children


South Africa’s government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multivehicle accident in Limpopo province.

The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said a minibus, a truck and a delivery vehicle crashed on Friday on a major highway between Mookgophong and Kranskop.

Ramaphosa says that “it is all the more worrying considering that barely a month ago, 11 people lost their lives on the same stretch of road when a bus overturned.”


Neither the presidency nor emergency responder ER24 released details on what caused the accident.

South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corp. says 14,050 traffic deaths were recorded in 2017 alone.