Four people die in head-on collision on the R544

Two vehicles caught fire after a head-on collision between a Toyota Corolla sedan and an Isuzu left four people dead this afternoon around 17:30pm on the R544 between Emalahleni and Verena. 

Three deceased passengers of the sedan were burnt beyond recognition including the driver. The fourth person was a passenger in the Isuzu. The driver was critically injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Emalahleni. 

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“The cause of the collision is still being probed by the police working closely with Safety Engineering team from the Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison,” said the department’s spokesperson Moeti Mmusi.

The MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe has reiterated a call to motorists to save lives by being cautious on the road. 

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