Eleven die in bus crash

2011-08-31 07:27

Eleven people died when their bus overturned near Aberdeen on the R61 towards Beaufort West.

Arrive Alive spokesperson Tshepo Machaea said the front right tyre burst which caused the driver to lose control and the bus to overturn at 8.25pm yesterday.

Ten people were initially found at the crash site, but when the bus was lifted an eleventh passenger was found.

Machaea said the ages of the deceased were unknown, but he could confirm they included one child, seven women and three men.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals, Machaea said.

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