Twenty individuals have been killed in a crash involving a truck and a bus that was carrying employees to a diamond mine in South Africa.
The collision occurred within the northern Limpopo province, near the border with Zimbabwe, on Sunday.
Development firm Murray & Roberts Cementation stated these killed included 17 of its employees, whereas 4 others have been injured.
The corporate stated the employees have been on their solution to the Venetia mine in Musina on the time of the crash, and it’s providing assist to the victims’ households.
They have been reportedly going to work on an underground venture at a mine owned by diamond big 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 at all times speak to our regulation enforcement officers and ship out messages to those drivers to say they need to be sure that the automobile is roadworthy in order that you do not put the lives of harmless individuals in danger.
“We’re ready on investigators however there are already allegations in regards to the truck driver not having a license and the truck not being roadworthy.”
The Venetia mine is South Africa‘s largest diamond producer.