Twenty folks have been killed in a crash involving a truck and a bus that was carrying staff to a diamond mine in South Africa.
The collision occurred within the northern Limpopo province, near the border with Zimbabwe, on Sunday.
Construction firm Murray & Roberts Cementation stated these killed included 17 of its staff, whereas 4 others had been injured.
The firm stated the employees had been on their option to the Venetia mine in Musina on the time of the crash, and it’s providing assist to the victims’ households.
They had been reportedly going to work on an underground mission at a mine owned by diamond large De Beers.
Provincial transport minister Florence Radzilani, who visited the crash website on Monday, criticised the state of a few of the vans that journey on the roads.
She advised broadcaster SABC: “We always talk to our law enforcement officers and send out messages to these drivers to say they must make sure the vehicle is roadworthy so that you don’t put the lives of innocent people at risk.
“We are ready on investigators however there are already allegations concerning the truck driver not having a license and the truck not being roadworthy.”
The Venetia mine is South Africa‘s largest diamond producer.
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