Another fatal bus crash

By Khanyisa Tabata
31 August 2011

Another bus crash has claimed the lives of 11 people, including a child. Eastern Cape traffic spokesperson Tshepo Machea says the accident happened early this morning on the R-61 between Aberdeen and Beaufort West.

Thirty-eight people were injured, with 11 critical patients being transferred to a Port Elizabeth hospital.

The bus was transporting passengers to Cape Town. It is believed that a tyre burst, causing the driver to lose control.

Yesterday, five people were killed when a bus rolled down an embankment in Hammanskraal outside Pretoria.

About 50 people were injured in the accident. The bus, certified to carry 60 passengers, is said to have been carrying more than 80.

The Mungezwa Bus Company's coach was travelling from Johannesburg to Harare.


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