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2013-01-02 11:49

NEW YEAR HORROR: Two deadly crashes in as many days involving bakkies claimed the lives of 10 people on SA's roads.

JOHANNESBURG - Five people were killed and three others seriously injured in a drag racing crash in Kagiso on the West Rand, reports the Sowetan.

The bakkie was allegedly racing another vehicle when the driver lost control on Sebenzisa Street on January 1 2013. Four passengers and pedestrian Nko Motshwane (78) were killed in the crash.

'CHILDREN DO NOT LISTEN'

Motshwane, who was cut in half by the bakkie, was walking to a local cemetery with his daughter.

The second vehicle involved in the "race" fled from the scene.

Jaftha Motsumi, uncle of Thapelo Seloro, one of the passengers killed, said: "Our children do not listen and these are the results.

"One would have hoped that after the Jub Jub (Molemo Maarohanye) case they would have learnt, but clearly not.

Police are investigating.

On December 31 2012 five youths were killed when a bakkie in which they were travelling overturned in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. The Nissan Navara was carrying about a dozen youngsters, police reported, claiming the driver was only about 14 years old.

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