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35 Injured as Bus Overturns in Pretoria

35 Injured as Bus Overturns in Pretoria

A bus overturned on the N1 highway in Wonderboom, Pretoria, South Africa, shortly after 6:30 a.m. on November 2. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, "The bus was travelling southbound on the N1 when the trailer started swaying for unknown reasons, the bus then overturned and rested on its side across the highway." Thirty five [...]

4 Killed, 31 Injured in South Africa Bus Crash

4 Killed, 31 Injured in South Africa Bus Crash

A Durban Transport bus crashed off an embankment and fell 50m down near Bridge City Mall, on Bhejane Road in KwaMashu, South Africa, at about 6:30 a.m. on September 23. The accident happened when the bus was taking atleast 35 passengers from Ntuzuma to Point. Four people, including 3 men and a woman, were killed in the crash while 31 others [...]

Bus Crash in Johannesburg Injures 30 Children

Bus Crash in Johannesburg Injures 30 Children

A bus carrying children overturned on Main Harding Road in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the afternoon of August 4. Thirty children suffered injuries of varied degrees. They were transported to a hospital in Port Shepstone. According to Chris Botha of Netcare 911, the bus was lying on its side and kids were spread all over the road by the [...]

Trains Collide in Durban

Trains Collide in Durban

Two Metrorail trains collided in Durban on July 8 2014, injuring eighty people. (The reported number of injuries ranges from fifty to eighty.) Some of the injured were hospitalized at Addington Hospital, and some were treated by paramedics. EMS were on the scene There were no fatalities reported, and while some of the injuries were serious, [...]

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

Commuter Bus Crashed Near Mbombela; 2 Killed, 113 Injured

A Buscor bus collided with an SBV cash-in-transit vehicle, and fell into a culvert between Carino and Tekwane South, KaNyamazane, 15 km off Mbombela, South Africa. The accident which happened on the morning of June 11 killed at least 2 people while 113 others were injured. Most of the injured sustained lacerations and fractures. They were [...]

Bus Crashes in Mpumalanga, SA; 10 Burnt to Death

Bus Crashes in Mpumalanga, SA; 10 Burnt to Death

A Great North Transport bus, carrying commuters to Bushbuckridge, collided with an SUV truck on R40 road near White River in Mpumalanga, Johannesburg, South Africa, on the evening of June 4. The bus bursted into flames after the collision. Ten people were burnt to death beyond recognition and 40 others sustained injuries of varied degrees. Only [...]

11 Died after a Bus Crashed in Cape Town, SA

11 Died after a Bus Crashed in Cape Town, SA

A bus crashed in Western Cape Town, SA, between George and Oudtshoorn during early hours of Thursday. Eleven people were killed on the spot while 18 others, including 4 children, were injured. Nine of 18 injured are believed to have life threatening injuries. The injured have been transferred to local hospitals. According to ER24 [...]

Rear End Collision Between 2 Buses injures 66 in Pretoria, SA

Rear End Collision Between 2 Buses injures 66 in Pretoria, SA

A rear-end collision between two buses injured sixty six people in Pretoria, a city in Gauteng Province, South Africa. The paramedics confirmed that the crash happened Thursday evening, on the R55 near Laudium, Pretoria. The injuries are mostly moderate to serious. According to the Netcare 911 spokesperson, Santi Steinmann, “All the [...]

Melmoth Crash after Reed Dance

Melmoth Crash after Reed Dance

Ten people died in a bus crash near Melmoth in South Africa. Seven girls were among the dead, three from from Baphumile Primary, Imvuthuluka High and Bhekamandelu High Schools. Thirteen including the driver had serious injuries, 25 were slightly injured. Seventeen were in shock. The bus overturned at the R66 and R34 intersection in Melmoth. [...]

Body Identification Delayed in Hex River Pass Double decker Bus Tragedy.

Body Identification Delayed in  Hex River Pass Double decker Bus Tragedy.

The investigation is underway for the victims of the De Doorns/ Hex River Valley Crash. The brakes failed going downhill and the driver lost control. 80 Khayelitsha church members of the Twelve Apostles Church were aboard when the bus veered off the road. Identification of the bodies was to be scheduled Monday on completion of postmortems [...]

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