Passengers flung out of overturning bus
Johannesburg - The death toll of a bus accident on the R501 in Doorfontein on Friday morning has risen to eight, Gauteng paramedics said.
"One of the critically injured bus passengers died shortly after his arrival at hospital bringing the total death toll to eight," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.
He said 27 others were injured, six critically, when the bus they were travelling in veered off the road and overturned.
Several passengers were flung out on impact.
"The injured and the dead were found by medics scattered about the wreckage which had eventually ground to a halt nearly fifty metres from the road," said Wicks.
The injured were taken to various hospitals.
The cause of the accident was not known.
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