Bus plummets from bridge, 20 trapped

2012-06-25 09:03

Twenty people were trapped when their bus plummeted from a bridge in Meyerton, in the Vaal Triangle, this morning, paramedics have said.

At least 85 people were injured in the crash on the R551, Verwoerd road, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

“We have called for additional ambulances from outside this area to come and assist us. It seems we have around 20 people trapped inside,” he said.

The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, which hit the rails of the bridge, then plummeted 10 metres to the ground, landing on its side.

No one died.

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