Baby dies in bus crash

2010-06-10 08:27

A nine-month-old baby was killed and 36 other people were injured

when their bus overturned on the R24 near Magaliesburg this morning, according

to paramedics.

Four of the injured were in critical condition while the others

suffered serious injuries, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

He said the baby was found under the bus and had died due to

extensive injuries.

“The bus was travelling from Magaliesburg towards Rustenburg at

5.30am when it crashed while allegedly trying to avoid another vehicle.

“It lost control before it overturned, landed on its side and slid

several metres down the road before coming to rest,” Botha said.

The injured passengers, believed to be from the Magaliesburg area,

were taken to various hospitals in Rustenburg.

On Wednesday morning, 46 people were injured when the bus they were

travelling in ploughed into a ditch at a T-junction near the Sterkfontein Dam on

the R712 between Qwaqwa and Harrismith.

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