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Most bus crash victims identified

2012-06-27 21:04

Johannesburg - At least 16 of the 19 people killed in Monday's bus accident in Meyerton in the Vaal Triangle have been identified, Gauteng police said.

Captain Shado Mashobane said on Wednesday they were:

Mantombi Lizzy Baba, Aletta Raditsela, Vicky Bhanya, Isaac Nkululeko Mphosi, Maxwell Solomon Tsekahadi, Mapaseka Martha Moreki, Ishmael Khabi (driver), Lydia Nkatha, Gladis Gogo Mapisa, Jane Thibatsane, Alice Mamokete Sikhosana, Mokgobo Annah Thulo, Lydia Chompi Lekgae, Mojalefa Gift Malebese, Elisa Mosoetsa, and Rebecca Mosoetsa.

The driver of the Putco bus lost control of the vehicle on the R59 en route to Meyerton. It crashed through a bridge railing before plummeting 10m to the ground, landing on its side. Several others were injured.

Gauteng's roads and transport portfolio committee acting chairperson Refilwe Mogale said three of the survivors were in intensive care.

One was in a critical condition and on a life-support machine, while another suffered from memory loss. Passengers with minor injuries had been discharged from hospital.

Comments
  • bibi.shakwane - 2012-06-27 21:52

    May their souls rest in peace

  • Fanie Masemene - 2012-06-27 21:56

    It is very sad and nothing can replace them but let's move on now.Am glad that the families of the deceased have been promised the best by RAF.Even memory loss to other victims?Eishhh!God we put our faith in you cos we know you can closed doors.

  • Fanie Masemene - 2012-06-27 21:56

    It is very sad and nothing can replace them but let's move on now.Am glad that the families of the deceased have been promised the best by RAF.Even memory loss to other victims?Eishhh!God we put our faith in you cos we know you can open closed doors.

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-06-27 22:14

    oh so sorry RIP, deepest condolences to their families

  • wayne109 - 2012-06-27 22:19

    Yes we all want to move on , but PUTCO needs to adress the issues with there drivers , these people are entrused with the lives of 1000's of people daily , and they "loose" control....they are not fit to push a wheel barrow , let alone drive a bus.They do not abide by the simplest of road users rules , stick to the speed limit, "STOP" at Stop sign DO NOT OVERTAKE ON A WHITE LINE .........UNTIL PUTCO DOES NOT CLAMP DOWN AND MONITOR THE DRIVERS THERE WILL BE MORE ACCIDENT LIKE THIS .

  • sinethemba.khoza.3 - 2012-06-27 22:42

    may their souls rest in peace, sorry for the loss to the families.

  • lucas.lelimo - 2012-06-27 23:58

    bus drivers r always in a hurry,and nobdy knws y.dey also dnt thnk 4 ada drivers who r usng da same road. i.e dey dnt observe.i'm deeply sad abt da loss of our sisters,bradas,our parents n grandparents' life.may there souls rest in peace.even da poor drive,may his soul rest in peace.to their families nd 4rndz,akwehlanga olungehlanga.nilale nge nqeba.SA hs u in prayers

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