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11 people die as Harare-bound bus collides head-on in South Africa

22-11-2013 22:00:00

 

MAKHADO, Limpopo - At least eleven people have been killed after a bus collided with another vehicle on the N1 near Makhado in Limpopo.

The bus was apparently overtaking a car, when it crashed head-on into the vehicle. Both the drivers of the bus and the car are among the dead.

Limpopo Roads and Transport spokesperson Jimmy Machaka said the Gudwil Luxury Coaches bus involved in the accident was ferrying passengers from Johannesburg to Harare.

"The accident occurred around 2am. We don't know where it was heading but we can confirm that it came from Johannesburg. Paramedics are still clearing the scene. Only one lane is operating but is moving very slow," said Machaka.

Gudwil representative Cherinet Gudis said the company was saddened by the accident.

"I can't comment much about the incident because we are still rushing to the scene. But obviously we are saddened by the report," said Gudis.

Gudis confirmed that the bus had left at 7.30pm Johannesburg on Thursday and it was heading to Harare. An estimated 56 passengers were in the bus.

The accident comes less than two weeks after the Moloto bus crash. 30 people were killed when a when a Putco bus collided with another vehicle on the notorious road

 

source : http://www.myzimbabwe.co.zw/news/7478-11-people-die-as-harare-bound-bus-collides-head-on-in-south-africa-photo.html

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