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Monday, 12 February 2024 16:19

Four construction workers knocked down and killed on the N11.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Four construction workers died on Monday morning after being knocked down by a car on the N11 at Ga-Machikiri in the Waterberg district in Limpopo.

The provincial Department of Transport and Community Safety says the workers were busy with construction on the road when they were hit by the car. 

A spokesperson for the department, Vongani Chauke, says they believe the crash was caused by speeding. 

"Four construction workers perished on the scene, while the other two were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. 

"The driver of the Astra sedan has also been rushed to a hospital for medical attention, and a case of culpable homicide is opened," says Chauke. 

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Florence Radzilani has sent messages of condolences to the families. 

"We urge drivers to exercise extra caution when approaching construction sites, as contractors are repairing and renovating roads throughout the province. Please pay attention to any warning signs and obey instructions," said Radzilani.