HEADLINE | Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Twelve die in South African school bus crash


By Esther Chisom

A fatal car crash left at least twelve school children dead on Wednesday in South Africa.

Gauteng Education Minister, Matome Chiloane, disclosed this in a statement.

The children died after the minibus taking them to school overturned and caught fire after being hit by another vehicle in Johannesburg

The driver of the minibus was also killed while seven other children were rushed to hospital.

The statement read, “A private scholar transport minibus was involved in a tragic accident in the Kokosi-Wedela area in Merafong, claiming the lives of the 12 learners and their driver.

“Additionally, seven other learners have been rushed to a medical facility for urgent medical attention.

“I am profoundly saddened by this tragic event. The loss of our children is a devastating blow to our community, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured learners.”

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