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Five killed on R58 near Satansnek pass


Five people have been killed and nine injured following a single-vehicle accident on the Satansnek Pass on the R58.

A spokesperson for Provincial Traffic Unathi Binqose says the accident happened at 8.30 on Tuesday morning on the road between Engcobo and Khowa, formerly Elliot.

He says the driver of a VW Sprinter with 14 occupants was travelling from Rustenburg to Mthatha when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

Binqose says among the deceased were a two-month-old boy, three women and an adult male.

He says the injured passengers were transported to various hospitals in the area.

The cause of the accident will form part of a culpable homicide investigation.

The driver escaped unharmed.