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Krugersdorp - Two people died and one was critically injured when a motorbike crashed on the R563 Hekpoort Road, near Krugersdorp, on Sunday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said a married couple, both in their late 40s, were on the motorbike when the man lost control of it in a bend and it crashed.

“Both died on the scene. A friend travelling behind the couple also came off his bike,” he said.

“The man is in a critical condition and was transported to a hospital for further medical treatment.”

Botha said the police were on the scene and were investigating. - Sapa