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2013-03-08 09:16

DANGERS OF AN OVERLOADED BAKKIE: A screengrab shows eight people on the back of a Ford Bantam travelling at about 120km/h.

MTHATHA, Eastern Cape - Another horror crash, this one in Libode, Eastern Cape, which killed four schoolchildren has highlighted the danger of carrying people on a bakkie.

Nine other youngsters from Mabalengwe Senior Secondary school were hurt. The driver, who was seriously injured, apparently lost control of the bakkie while traveling in rain.

Eastern Cape health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo confirmed that 10 people were admitted to hospital and that the four pupils died on the scene.

HUMAN CARGO IN PERIL

Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON video'd an overloaded bakkie travelling along the N7 on the West Coast:

"This video was shot on the southbound N7 approaching Cape Town," he said. "The bakkie was doing about 120km/h with eight labourers in its load bay - all of them apparently happy to have the lift and one of them sitting on a stool.

"However they seemed unaware of what would happen should the driver have to brake hard or, worse, collide with another vehicle."

Watch the video here!

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