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A devastating accident between a bus carrying mine workers and a truck has claimed the lives of at least 20 people in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province.

Tragedy has struck South Africa’s Limpopo province as a bus carrying mine workers collided with a truck, killing at least 20 people. The accident occurred in the evening last Sunday, near the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe, between the localities of Niani and Musina.

According to local security company Arezwothe Protection Services, most of the bus passengers died at the scene, while the Times Live website also confirmed the sad outcome of the accident. The latter reportedly took place around 5:00 p.m. local time and was followed by a devastating fire that engulfed the bus and truck, trapping the occupants still inside.

The bus was transporting employees to the Venetia diamond mine, owned by the famous De Beers company, the largest diamond producer in South Africa. This tragedy had a major impact on the mining community and beyond, sparking reactions of emotion and support.

At this time, provincial authorities have yet to make any official comments regarding this shocking accident. The images of the accident and the significant human losses caused a wave of emotion in the country, recalling the need to strengthen road safety and take measures to avoid such disasters in the future.