Bus crashes, plunges on highway

2011-08-30 12:58

A bus loaded with passengers plunged from the top of the bridge down the N1 South highway between Hammanskraal and Pretoria, injuring scores of passengers.

The incident happened on the Murray Hill offramp this afternoon. The bus hit a concrete barrier and fell about 8m down the bridge onto the ground.

Passengers and luggage could be seen a few hundred meters from the scene. Several motorists stopped on both sides of the freeway trying to rescue the injured.

It was not immediately clear whether there were any fatalities. Emergency vehicles could be seen rushing to the accident scene from the direction of Pretoria.

The cause of the accident is unknown. Buses are a popular mode of transport for people of Hammanskraal and surrounding areas working in Pretoria.

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