Forensic experts investigate schoolbus tragedy
By Khanyisa Tabata
25 August 2011
Forensic experts have reconstructed the scene of yesterday’s schoolbus accident near Knysna in the Southern Cape in an attempt to determine the possible cause of the tragedy.
Fourteen young children and the driver were killed when the bus plunged into a river on a road between the town and Sedgefield. They were on their way to Rheenendal Primary School.
Police have confirmed that all the victims were positively identified and that pathologists have started to conduct autopsies to ascertain the exact cause of death.
The driver was 65-year-old Colin Pyle, while the children were all between six and 17 years of age.