Bakkie overturns on N6 near Reddersburg, two are killed

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Two have died in an accident where a bakkie overturned on the N6 just outside Smithfield this morning. Image: EMS

Two people have been declared dead after a bakkie overturned on the N6 just outside Smithfield.

According to Emergency Medical Services spokesman, Sipho Towa, the accident happened around 5 am on Sunday morning.

One passenger was declared dead on arrival, while the other died upon arrival at a nearby hospital. Two are critically injured and three suffered minor injuries.

The accident happened 7 kilometers from Smithfield as the vehicle was on its way to Reddersburg in the Free State.

The reason for the accident is unknown and forms part of ongoing police investigations.

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