- Fifteen people were killed when a bus and truck collided head-on in Garankuwa, Pretoria on Friday 10 June
- Emergency services on scene attended to multiple patients and confirmed that 26 people were injured
- The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) also responded to the accident, which is being investigated with utmost attention
PRETORIA – An horrific accident claimed the lives of 15 people when a bus and truck collided head-on on the M17 near Garankuwa on Friday 10 June.
Emergency Services who were on the scene at the accident believe the death toll is expected to rise.
Emergency Services Spokesperson Charles Mabaso said emergency services were on scene with multiple patients. He confirmed to eNCA that 26 people were injured and seven were in critical condition. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
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Mabaso cautioned motorists of the accident, SABC News reported. Road Traffic Management Corporation also responded to the accident.
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South Africans were left mourning over those who were killed in the accident:
“That accident in Ga-Rankuwa in PTA this morning. Condolences to the families who've lost their loved ones. 15 people lost their lives.”
“That accident at Ga-Rankuwa that claimed 15 lives is horrific.”
“Ga-Rankuwa bus accident is really horrific.”
“Lifeless bodies covered. GA-RANKUWA accident!! Lord have mercy.”
“Death comes like a thief at night. May their souls RIP.”
“This is outrageous.”
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In a related matter, Briefly News also reported five people were killed and more than 50 injured after a bus driver lost control and overturned on a road near Ingwe. Emergency workers tried to rescue the passengers who were trapped in the wreckage on Wednesday 1 June.
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The provincial transport and community safety department's Mike Maringa told News24 that the bus had been pulling a trailer heading north when the vehicle overturned. He added that following the crash the road was closed for several hours.
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Source: Briefly News