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Speeding BMW Driver Arrested After Killing Six Pedestrians

According to Unathi Binqose, the spokesperson for the Department of Transport, the cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

In a devastating event on Friday night, a 24-year-old man was arrested after allegedly crashing into a group of pedestrians, resulting in the death of all six individuals.

The incident occurred on the R61 road in Mbizana towards Port Edward. The driver, who was behind the wheel of a white BMW sedan, reportedly abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene immediately after the crash.

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According to Unathi Binqose, the spokesperson for the Department of Transport, the cause of the accident has yet to be determined.

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Binqose described the incident as possibly the worst crash involving pedestrians ever recorded in the province. The tragic loss of six lives from a single crash has left the community in shock and mourning.

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The MEC for Transport in the Eastern Cape has extended sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. In light of this horrific accident, the MEC is urging all road users, especially motorists, to exercise increased vigilance.

The call for heightened awareness aims to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future, emphasizing the importance of road safety for both drivers and pedestrians alike.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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