3 dead after school bus hits truck

2012-05-08 17:41

Johannesburg - A teenager and two men were killed when a school bus and a truck crashed on the N2 between Mount Ayliff and Mount Frere on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

A total of 62 people were injured, spokesperson Captain Mlungisi Matidane said.

The school bus with 58 pupils and four adults was on its way to a music competition when a tyre burst.

"The driver was unable to control the bus and it collided head-on with the truck, before a van bumped into them. A 15-year-old boy died instantly.

"Two men - a bus assistant and truck assistant - also died on the scene. Fifty-seven school children, the three drivers and two other adults were injured."

They were taken to hospital. Matidane said an inquest docket had been opened.

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