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Boy killed in Mpumalanga accident

2012-09-19 19:50

Johannesburg - A 6-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Ogies, Mpumalanga, on Tuesday, paramedics said.

The boy was hit by a truck after alighting from a school bus, said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser.

The boy was travelling with friends in a school bus, when it stopped on a roadside to drop off children.

"The boy had allegedly fallen asleep in the back of the bus and awoke to find that his friends had already exited the bus," said Visser.

"In an attempt to catch up to his friends the boy ran out of the bus... and was struck by a truck."