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South Africa mining explosives road accident kills five

03 March 2014

On February 28 the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said the N1 highway near Mokopane in Limpopo has been reopened following an accident in which five people were killed. A section of the highway was closed off the previous day following an accident where a truck carrying groceries crashed into the rear of another truck carrying explosives.

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Four police officers attending the accident and a truck driver were killed. Police said the truck carrying blasting cartridges caught fire and exploded.

The driver of the truck containing the explosives was not harmed. Three other police officers were seriously injured in the blast and three motorists were also injured.

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