Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has applauded thousands of motorists who visited the province for the long weekend for listening to a call to observe and follow traffic rules as Limpopo roads experienced high traffic volume between Thursday and Sunday due to the influx of migrant workers and leisure tourists.
The province has however recorded a few fatal accidents between Friday and Sunday where eleven (11) people died, and others escaped with serious injuries. Amongst the fatal accidents recorded was a head-on collision that claimed two lives on the R518 road at Masodi village in Waterberg involving two loading vehicles. It is reported that one of the Vans was trying to overtake when it collided head-on with an oncoming Opel loading vehicle and killed the driver and his passenger on the spot.
The latest accident was reported on Sunday evening in Capricorn on the old Seshego road where a driver of a Kombi lost control of the vehicle, overturned and it caught fire. Two people are reported to have burned beyond recognition.
MEC Ramakhanya says speeding and reckless driving were cited possible causes of all the fatal accidents reported in the past 72 hours. The MEC is however happy that the majority of the road adhered to safety road measures especially on the busy roads linking Limpopo to other provinces.