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Transport dept. says horror Ntuzuma crash caused by taxi failing to stop

A preliminary report into this morning’s crash in Ntuzuma, north of Durban, indicates the driver of the taxi refused to adhere to a call to stop at a roadblock, moments before the incident - in which four pupils died. 

Four children killed in Ntuzuma crash

The KZN Transport department says it’s alleged the vehicle was overloaded. 

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Department spokesperson, Kwanele Ncalane, says they were informed by people at the scene that the taxi failed to come to a stop.

"We are told by those who were at the scene from the Santaco leadership, that they usually conduct an operation where they voluntarily stop vehicles. And they say this taxi they tried to stop it, but the river did not stop because he knew he was overloaded," he said.


More than a dozen others - mainly school children - were also injured. 

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