The Police in Giyani have opened a case of Culpable Homicide after three people died during a head-on collision between a truck and a taxi along the D3738 Giyani road.
The accident happened between Xawela and Nkomo villages on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the accident, which left ten passengers seriously injured, took place when the driver of the truck laden with river sand allegedly lost control of the vehicle which swerved into the opposite lane and collided head on with a Toyota Quantum carrying 13 passengers.
All passengers were immediately taken to the local hospital with serious injuries where two passengers and the taxi driver succumbed to the injuries sustained.
The truck driver was not injured. The cause of the accident will be determined by the unfolding police investigations.
Mojapelo said the process of identifying the deceased has already begun>chaosafrica