Traffic Officials in South Africa have intercepted an overloaded truck carrying 106 dead bodies on a highway road in Eastern Cape.
The truck was stopped on the N2 highway close to Somerset West on Saturday. It is currently unknown what the causes of deaths were and the Western Cape Department of Health is waiting to find out if the deaths were Covid 19-related, according to EWN.
Mark van der Heever, the department’s spokesperson, said the truck was transporting the corpses to be cremated in the Eastern Cape.
Van der Heever further stated that the truck’s paperwork seemed to have been in order.
According to News24, traffic officials stopped the truck on a weighbridge. When they questioned the driver, he notified the officers that he had dead bodies that he was transporting.
The weighbridge was subsequently closed and SAPS and the Department of Health were called in to investigate.
The police are looking into the circumstances behind the transportation of the bodies.
South Africans have questions about overloaded truck Fellow South Africans on Twitter were shocked about the discovery of the truck with 106 corpses.
Many wanted to understand why the truck was overloaded with that many dead bodies. Others wanted to know where the bodies came from, while others were not surprised.
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