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Tree stops school bus from 50m plunge

2012-07-19 14:43

Durban - Around 50 schoolchildren escaped unharmed when their bus almost plunged down an embankment in Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, said paramedics.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the bus had been parked on an incline along the R614 when it inexplicably rolled down a hill.

"The bus crashed into barriers and a tree. The tree then prevented it from falling down a fifty metre embankment," said Botha.

Two people were treated for minor injuries at the scene before being transported to a hospital in the area.

Investigations into the incident were under way.

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Comments
  • clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-19 14:49

    Give that tree a bells!

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-07-19 15:08

    Has the driver been arrested ?

      trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-19 17:56

      no...the tree arrested the bus.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-19 15:10

    I see some gaurdian angels claiming overtime! Good news!!!!

  • rob.baggaley - 2012-07-19 15:24

    Good tree. Well planted !

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-07-19 15:27

    Another reason to Plant a Tree

  • stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-19 16:20

    "inexplicably" ??

  • nsda29 - 2012-07-19 16:31

    Praise God for that!

      jody.beggs - 2012-07-19 16:40

      Fail , praise the tree , lol.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-07-19 18:37

    Give that tree a 'Bells'.... There is a God.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-09-17 21:55

      There was a tree. I assume an omnipotent god would have done something about the brakes.

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