Three killed as Golden Arrow bus overturns in Cape Storms

Three people were killed and dozens injured, after the bus they were travelling in overturned on Monday morning.

The Golden Arrow bus was travelling on Jakes Gerwel Drive, and was headed for Century City and carried 38 passengers.

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Amy Carelse, Marlize van Rooi and Yarick Damons of Mitchells Plain were killed in the accident.

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Golden Arrow Bus Service confirmed the incident and said the injured were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Western Cape police said Athlone SAPS are probing the matter.

“Upon their arrival in Jakes Gerwel Drive at around 8.45am, they found a bus from a local company lying on its side in the road. They immediately requested the help of the emergency services. Three passengers sustained fatal injuries and were declared deceased at the scene by the medical personnel, while 35 passengers sustained injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment,’’ said Warrant officer, Joseph Swartbooi.

“Athlone police registered cases of reckless and negligent driving as well as culpable homicide for further investigation,” he added.

Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Ricardo Mackenzie, wished the injured passengers, a speedy recovery.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to those who lost loved ones in the tragic bus incident in Cape Town this morning. I also wish a speedy recovery to the people who are injured.

The police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


Done By: Mitchum George


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