2 dead, 113 injured in Mpumalanga bus crash

2014-06-11 09:41

Two people were killed and 113 were injured when a bus crashed into a ditch outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, this morning, paramedics have said.

“Paramedics found two critically injured people in the bus, but sadly both of them succumbed to their injuries while paramedics were busy working on them,” ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

Most of the injured sustained fractures and lacerations, and one of them was airlifted to hospital.

“Paramedics from numerous services are currently on the scene to assist the injured,” he said.

“The patients will be transported to various hospitals in the area.”

Vermaak said family members of the injured also started arriving at the scene while people were being extricated.

Bystanders told paramedics the bus crashed on Kanyamazane Road, about 15km outside Nelspruit. Its destination was not yet known.

“It is understood that a second vehicle was also involved in this collision,” said Vermaak.

No further details were available.

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