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newsDispatchLive reports that ten farm workers who survived a horrible accident that claimed the lives of four of their colleagues were rushed to various East London hospitals on Tuesday evening.  

Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo indicated that four workers died on the scene - and not six‚ as had been initially reported.  “Paramedics have now confirmed that four workers died on the scene.  Others sustained minor and serious injuries and have been taken to hospitals‚” he said.  The four died when the bakkies belonging to farmers they are working for collided head-on on the R72 near Kidds Beach outside East London.  Kupelo said it was not yet clear what had caused the accident.

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