Boy, 8, killed by bakkie

An eight-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a bakkie on the R61 between Libode and Port St John's yesterday.

An eight-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by a bakkie on the R61 between Libode and Port St John's yesterday.

"The boy was on his way to the Mount Nicholas public school at 8am when the bakkie hit him. He died instantly," said Arrive Alive spokesman Tshepo Machaea.

School principal Veronica Majiba said "many" children had been killed on the road. The driver of the bakkie has been charged with culpable homicide. - Sapa

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