5 die in SA Roadlink bus crash

2012-05-16 12:12
Bloemfontein - Five people were killed when an SA Roadlink bus overturned on the N1 while travelling towards Bloemfontein early on Wednesday morning, the Free State transport department said.

"I can confirm the bus veered off the road around 04:45. It was on the N1, 30km from Gariep towards Bloemfontein. Five people were killed," spokesperson Zolile Walaza said.

Two people were trapped in the wreckage and had since been freed and taken to a hospital in Bloemfontein.

It appeared the driver lost control of the bus, which was carrying 28 passengers, said Walaza. The accident would be investigated by the appropriate authorities.

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