Two die in KNP car accident


AN accident  in the Kruger National Park cost the lives of  two day visitors  traveling between Olifants and Letaba camps late afternoon yesterday. Initial reports suggest there was no other vehicle involved and the SAPS are investigating the incident and circumstances around it.

According to eyewitnesses, the car veered off the road and overturned, ejecting the two occupants from the car and both were certified dead at the scene. Managing Executive of the KNP, Glenn Phillips, passed his sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased “It is always a tragic event to lose someone and we wish their families strength during this difficult period. When reports of the accident were received, we immediately dispatched emergency medical personnel to assist those affected. I would like to thank my colleagues who responded to the accident.

Further to this, we would like to appeal to people to desist from speculating on the circumstances and to allow the SAPS to conduct investigations, results of which will be submitted to the families at the appropriate time.

“We would like to again urge visitors to the park to obey the rules of the road, stick to the speed limit and remain vigilant at all times. We are approaching the festive season in two months’ time and encourage visitors to plan their trips between gates and camps so as to eliminate the need to speed,” said Phillips.

The name of the deceased cannot be released as their next of kin have not been informed.