ZEERUST, South Africa – A soccer team in North West were involved in a tragic accident on Sunday, as confirmed by the provincial community safety and transport department. A majority of the boys were teenagers, making their way home from a soccer tournament at Lehurutshe, in which under-15 and under-17 teams were taking part.
According to a spokesperson, this is a matter of : Seven boys lost their lives when a truck veered off the road and slammed into a tree. The driver is wanted on charges of culpable homicide, after it was revealed the boys were allowed to travel in an improper, unsafe manner.
Open vehicles are not allowed to carry people at the back by law.
Six of the boys died on the scene and one died at hospital so, in total, seven have died. There were actually 30 people in the truck, including the driver. What happened is that these boys were traveling to Rietpan village when the truck they were in lost control and hit a tree”
“We are very much devastated about this incident especially at the most critical time of writing final examinations . So we are very much heartbroken by this incident, and the MEC will be visiting the families today and will be visiting the schools and also to check those who are in hospital.”