Huge bus crash in Pretoria

2012-04-21 07:39

Pretoria - One person has been killed and 40 injured following a bus crash on the N1 outside Pretoria, paramedics said on Saturday.

"The body of a person was found underneath the bus and was declared dead on the scene," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

The accident took place near the Pumulani toll plaza at around 05:40, said Wicks.

"Doctors, paramedics and fire-fighters on the scene are working closely together to free a 13-year-old boy trapped in the wreckage."

A helicopter was on standby to transport the boy to hospital for treatment once he freed from the wreckage.

The bus appeared to have rolled and came to rest on the side of the road. The cause of the accident remains unknown.

Police were investigating.

Read more on:    accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
32 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.