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Wits students pass away in accident

- Wits University

Students were returning from prayer meeting in Limpopo.

It is with great sadness that the University learnt this morning that seven students passed away in a road accident that took place last night. Six other students are injured and in hospital.

This is according to another Wits student who was travelling in a car behind the minibus taxi when the accident occurred. It appears that the students were travelling back from a prayer meeting in Limpopo.

Details are still sketchy and the University has dispatched a team to gather further information on the ground and to support the family and friends of those that have passed away. The Dean of Students and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib are also en route to Limpopo.

The University extends its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of those who passed away during this difficult period.