A head-on collision between a truck and a bus ferrying workers to a mine in northern South Africa’s Limpopo province has killed at least 22 people on Sunday. They were going to work at one of the biggest diamond mines in the country owned by the mining giant De Beers. The bus erupted in flames. South Africa has one of the most developed road networks on the continent but each year thousands of people are killed on the country’s roads. According to the country’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), 12,436 people were killed on the country’s roads between January 2022 and December of the same year. This is the second bus crash involving huge casualties in the Limpopo province this year.
Details surrounding the cause of this collision are not yet known.“We are waiting on investigators, but there are already allegations about the truck driver not having a license and the truck not being roadworthy,” Provincial Transport Minister Florence Radzilani declared.