Death toll rises in Limpopo N1 bus crash

By Lelethu Mquqo
19 July 2011

The death toll from yesterday’s horrific bus crash in Limpopo has now risen to 14.

Police say 47 people were injured when the bus crashed on the N1 highway near Makhado, formerly Louis Trichardt.

Spokesperson Maano Sadike says 13 people died on the scene and another died in hospital a few hours later.

It is believed that the driver of the bus, which was on its way to Malawi, lost control when the brakes failed.

Meanwhile,a 6 year old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a taxi in on Lavis Drive.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser says the boy was not accompanied by anyone during the time of the accident.

Visser says when paramedics arrived on the scene they found the boy dressed in his school uniform on the sidewalk of the road.


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