3 still in critical condition after Durban school bus crash

2016-08-28 14:16
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Durban – Two schoolchildren and one teacher remain in a critical but stable condition following an accident on Friday in which a school bus rolled down an embankment in Umbumbulu, south of Durban, the provincial department of education said on Sunday.

“Two learners are still in a critical but stable kind of situation, together with one educator,” KwaZulu-Natal department of education spokesperson, Muzi Mahlambi, told News24.

On Friday, a group of about 50 students and educators from Durban Girl’s High school were involved in a crash when their bus overturned on the R603 in Umbumbulu near Durban, and then rolled.

Mahlambi said the 36 accident victims were taken to various hospitals. While some were discharged on Saturday, the remaining 13 students – besides the two still in critical condition – were expected to go home by Monday.

Trauma debriefing

He said that the province’s education MEC would visit the school on Monday morning. “She is going with a psychologist to do a trauma debriefing first with the staff and then girls.”

A technical investigation into the accident and bus’s condition would also be undertaken.

In a separate accident in Potchefstroom, North West on Friday, a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a sign board. The bus was carrying about 60 primary school children, paramedics said at the time.

According to paramedics at the scene, the driver alleged his brakes failed. Neither he or any of the children sustained injuries.

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