Investigation into deadly Knysna school bus crash begins

By Khanyisa Tabata
24 August 2011

The Western Cape Education Department says it has begun its investigation into the Rheenendal Primary School bus accident. At least fourteen learners, as well as the driver of the bus, have been confirmed dead.

Dozens of others were left injured. The bus reportedly plunged off a low-water bridge near Knysna, earlier this morning.

The Department said in a statement that questions will be asked as to why a 32-seater bus was being used to transport the learners today, when an agreement was in place for a 67-seater bus to be used.

They say however that learner transport buses are tested for roadworthiness every six-months.


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