Valesk Abreu
1 minute read
28 May 2015
11:50 am

One dead, 44 school children injured in bus accident

Valesk Abreu

A pupil has been left dead and 44 others injured following a bus accident in Limpopo on Thursday morning.

Bus accident between Ohrigstadt and Burgersfort leaves 1 dead 44 injured. Picture: Netcare 911 twitter

It’s understood two buses collided on the R555 between Ohrigstad and Burgersfort. According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha, information from the scene indicates that the one bus rear ended another.

“Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived at the scene and found the roadway obstructed with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles, the wreckage of the front bus was pushed into the veld,” said Botha.

One child was confirmed dead, one seriously injured and the rest treated for minor to serious injuries. The exact cause of the investigation will form part of police investigation.