Two dead, twenty-five injured in NWest accident

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Two women were killed and 25 other people injured when a bus overturned outside Bethanie near Brits on Tuesday, North west police said.

“The bus was traveling on a gravel road from Makolokwe to Brits via Bethanie at about 5.50am,” said police spokesman, Warrant Officer Mpeile Talane. He said the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. “Two people died at the scene and 25 were injured.”

Talane said two counts of capable homicide were opened against the driver. “The driver was admitted at the Brits Medi-Clinic and the other injured people were taken to the Brits District Hospital.”

The Hartebeespoort Emergency Rescue Unit said one woman was airlifted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg after her hand was amputated in the accident. “The woman was airlifted to Milpark, her hand was amputated and she suffered other serious injuries,” said spokeswoman Loanne Louw.

She said the others had injuries ranging from mild to minor. The bus was transporting people to work in Brits.

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