Grandmother and student killed in accident between Brandfort and Theunissen

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The scene on the R20 road between Brandfort qand Theunissen, where two females were dead on scene this morning around 5:20 am. Image: Supplied

An elderly woman believed to be in her 70s as well as student in her early 20s were killed in an accident on the R30 between Brandfort and Theunissen this morning.

According to Sipho Towa, Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, the incident happened around 05:20 am this morning as a result of the vehicle overturning.

Towa says the two females were declared dead on arrival, meanwhile, an adult and a minor were also critically injured in the accident and were both airlifted to Mediclinic and Pelonomi Trauma Hospital in Bloemfontein.

He says the two critical patients were placed in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) at the said medical facilities.

According to Towa two other passengers were lightly and have since been discharged following their medical observations.

The cause of the accident is believed to be a burst tyre. The vehicle, a Toyota Prado, which had a trailer, was carrying heavy loads, however, police investigations are ongoing.

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