10 people killed on EC roads

At least ten people, including two pedestrians, have been killed as a result of accidents on Eastern Cape roads between December 23 and today.

Four others, including a 12-year-old boy, drowned and died in various parts of the province in the same period.

A gruesome head-on collision just 10km outside Grahamstown on December 24, claimed the lives of four people, including two minors. Picture: Sizwe Kupelo via Facebook

Provincial health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo this morning said a female driver died on the notorious N6 road between Aliwal North and Jamestown when a white Polo she was travelling in overturned.

Three of the passengers she was travelling with are still fighting for their lives in hospital, according to Kupelo.

He said a gruesome head-on collision just 10km outside Grahamstown on December 24, claimed the lives of four people, including two minors.

Kupelo said the two children and two adults died when a Cape Town registered Toyota Avanza they were travelling in collided head on with a Silver BMW X5, killing the four Avanza occupants instantly.

On Christmas Day on the R61 road near Bizana, three people were killed when a vehicle they were travelling in lost control and overturned, according to provincial transport spokeswoman Khuselwa Rantjie.

Rantjie said the Bizana accident claimed the lives of two adults and a six-month-old baby.

“Also on Christmas Day, two pedestrians were knocked down and killed by speeding vehicles in two separate accidents in the Mthatha CBD,” Rantjie said.

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