SA Bus Accident Kills More than 35 People


More than 35 people, including children, have been killed in a bus accident a few kilometres north of East London. The bus plunged into a river near Willowvale, in the Amathole district on Saturday morning.

According to Sizwe Kupelo from the Eastern Cape Health Department, nine passengers were hospitalised with serious injuries.

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Emergency services had to use the Jaws of Life to free passengers from the wreckage while at this time the driver is still trapped.

Social workers were on the scene to provide counselling.The cause of the accident is not yet known.