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School Bus Catches Fire in South Africa; 2 Children Dead

School Bus Catches Fire in South Africa; 2 Children Dead

A school bus crashed and caught fire near Warden in the Free State, South Africa, on November 13. The accident happened when the bus was travelling on N3 highway between Warden and Harrismith. Two children were killed in the accident. Authorities said four others were seriously injured while seventeen others sustained minor injuries. The [...]

Bus Crash in South Africa Leaves 3 Dead, 17 Injured

Bus Crash in South Africa Leaves 3 Dead, 17 Injured

A bus crashed near the town of Mount Ayliff in Eastern Cape province, South Africa, on September 3. It is believed that the bus fell off a bridge after the driver lost control. Three people, including a child, were killed in the accident while 17 others were injured. Authorities said 9 of the injured were in critical condition.

At Least 35 Killed as Bus Falls Off Cliff in South Africa

At Least 35 Killed as Bus Falls Off Cliff in South Africa

A bus fell off a cliff near Willowvale, Eastern Cape province, South Africa, on August 29. The accident happened when the bus was transporting 44 passengers, including children. At least 35 people lost their lives in the accident while 9 others were injured. Authorities said one of the injured was in critical condition. The cause of crash [...]

Minibus Falls Off Bridge, Hit by Train in South Africa; 15 Dead

Minibus Falls Off Bridge, Hit by Train in South Africa; 15 Dead

A minibus collided with a train after it fell off a bridge and onto rail tracks near Shakas head in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on August 17. The accident happened when the minibus was carrying 20 people. At least 15 people were killed in the accident. Four others were injured and were taken to hospital. Everyone aboard the train [...]

Trains Collided in Johannesburg; 239 Sustained Minor Injuries

Trains Collided in Johannesburg; 239 Sustained Minor Injuries

A moving train crashed into a stationary train in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 17. The accident happened between Booysens and Crown Mines stations, when both commuter trains were bound for Soweto. According to Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng, 239 people sustained minor injuries in the accident. The cause of accident is [...]

Bus Collides with a Bakkie in Limpopo; 2 Killed, 60 Injured

Bus Collides with a Bakkie in Limpopo; 2 Killed, 60 Injured

A bus collided head-on with a Bakkie at R528 George’s Valley in Limpopo, South Africa, on the afternoon of July 12. According to an ER24 spokesperson, “Paramedics found people standing around a bus wedged against a barrier and a Nissan bakkie with severe damage." Two people were killed while another 60 sustained injuries in the [...]

Child Killed in Cape Town Bus Crash

Child Killed in Cape Town Bus Crash

A bus overturned while travelling at Olieboom Road in Schaapkraal, Cape Town, South Africa on May 20. The accident happened when the bus was carrying at least 25 people, including children. Authorities said a child succumbed to his injuries after the accident. Around 20 other people sustained minor to moderate injuries. The cause of [...]

Train Crash in South Africa Leaves 1 Dead, 240 Injured

Train Crash in South Africa Leaves 1 Dead, 240 Injured

Two passenger trains collided at a station in Denver, in the suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 28. Authorities said one of the trains had stopped at the station when the other one crashed into it. Both trains were en-route from Pretoria to Johannesburg at the time. A train guard lost his life in the accident while 240 people [...]

3 Killed, Several Injured after Buses Collide in Johannesburg

3 Killed, Several Injured after Buses Collide in Johannesburg

Two Metrobuses collided head-on while travelling on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 24. Authorities said the buses, one of which was a double-decker, crashed near Zoo Lake. Three people were killed in the accident. The deceased include a driver and a pregnant woman. Around 64 others were injured.

2 Killed, 24 Injured after Bus Overturned in South Africa

2 Killed, 24 Injured after Bus Overturned in South Africa

A bus veered off the road and overturned on the R56 in Richmond, South Africa, on the morning of April 15. Authorities said the bus swerved for an unknown reason before it turned over near Andersons service station. Two people were killed in the crash while 24 others sustained injuries. According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, [...]

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