Story By: Suvarna Rooy
19 people perished in a collision between two vehicles on the R34 road between Bloemhof and Schweizer Reneke in the North West on Saturday night. 17 out of the 19 who died were from the same family.
The other two deceased were the driver and his friend. The deceased were travelling in a minibus taxi, from Bloemhof, where they were attending a wedding anniversary party.
Out of 22 passengers on the minibus, three survived but sustained serious injuries.
Modisaotsile Molaetsi, who was hosting the wedding anniversary says they did not expect the tragedy to occur.
Molaetsi noted that the family honoured their invitations and attended the anniversary in Bloemhof. Molaetsi said they received the horrific news of the collision when they were at work.
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