20 May 2019

South Africa: Eight Killed in Free State Intercape Bus Accident

Eight people died when an Intercape bus overturned on Alma Road in Welkom early on Monday morning.

"At about 03:30, it is alleged that an Intercape bus, which was travelling from Durban to Upington via Bloemfontein, lost control at a circle in Alma Road just outside Welkom, when it overturned," SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Sam Makhele said in a statement.

Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered the bus lying on its side at the corner of Arrarat and Alma roads.

"Seven other passengers were declared dead and the body of the driver was found hanging on the tree about 300m from the scene itself," Makhele said.

Forty-five passengers - with minor to serious injuries - were taken to various hospitals in Welkom.

Free State police have opened are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

Source: News24

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