DRIVER OF PICK-UP IN WHICH 11 PASSENGERS DIED CHARGED WITH CULPABLE HOMICIDE

The driver of a bakkie -- a pickup truck, often used in South Africa as a public service vehicle -- which crashed and killed 11 people riding in it in Harding in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, has been charged in court with 11 counts of culpable homicide.

Seven of the dead are members of one family. They included a three-month-old baby, a three-year-old and a 14-year-old.

Two other passengers are in critical condition and are being treated in hospital. A total of 23 people travelling from church were packed into the bakkie when it overturned.

Thandi Cele, the mother of three victims, said she was heartbroken.

While it is unclear what caused the crash, survivors believe the driver failed to negotiate a bend.

The authorities want to ban bakkies from ferrying passengers.

Source: Nam News Network

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