Easter road death toll climbs to 150
By Mikhaila Crowie
14 April 2009
The Department of Transport says by yesterday afternoon, almost 150 people had died on South Africa’s roads since the start of the Easter weekend.
A statement says 136 accidents had killed 39 drivers, 60 passengers and 48 pedestrians. The highest number of deaths recorded was in Limpopo with 26 fatalities.
22 people died in KwaZulu-Natal, 20 in Mpumalanga and the North West and 18 in the Free State.
17 died in the Eastern Cape, 16 in Gauteng, 6 in the Western Cape, and 2 deaths were recorded in the Northern Cape.