Four farmworkers die in horror crash

Four farmworkers died when two bakkies collided on the R72 near the Kidds Beach turn-off outside East London this evening (16/01/18).

Ten farm workers who survived the horrible accident that claimed the lives of four of their colleagues have been rushed to different hospitals around East London.

Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said it was four workers who died on the scene, not six as it was reported earlier.

“Paramedics have now confirmed that four workers died on the scene. Others sustained minor and serious injuries and have been taken to hospitals,” he said.

“Both bakkies were fully loaded when the incident happened. Emergency workers are on the scene to attend to the accident,” he said.

Kupelo said it was not yet clear what caused the accident.


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