1 dead after luxury liner crashes

2012-11-24 14:06
Emergency officials assess the situation after a luxury liner veered off a highway in Pretoria. (ER24)

Emergency officials assess the situation after a luxury liner veered off a highway in Pretoria. (ER24)

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Johannesburg - A man was killed and seven others injured when a bus crashed on the Ben Schoeman highway in Pretoria on Saturday, paramedics said.

"A luxury liner was travelling on the road when it allegedly veered out of control and left the road," ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

"The bus then crashed through the roadside barrier and proceeded to overturn down an embankment."

People were thrown from the bus as it overturned, Visser said.

The man who died was found trapped under the vehicle.

"It is believed that the man was ejected from the bus as it overturned and the bus then proceeded to roll over [him]," Visser said.

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