9 die as school bus hits truck

2011-10-03 07:46

Bloemfontein - Nine people including three children, were killed when a school bus collided with a truck on the N3 outside Harrismith in the Free State on Monday, police said.

Captain Harry Nagel said six adults and three children were killed and 48 others were injured - 10 of them critically.

He said the bus from Spruitview in Gauteng was travelling to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal when it collided with a truck and a bakkie at about 00:45.

The bus was transporting teachers and school children.

Both drivers of the truck and bakkie were among the injured.

The injured have been taken to the hospital in Harrismith and Qwaqwa.

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