Ten Zion Christian Church members killed in bus crash

2011-11-07 07:24

Ten Zion Christian Church members were killed and 45 were injured when a bus overturned on the N1 highway in Polokwane, the Limpopo roads and transport department said today.

Spokesperson Thesan Moodley said the bus driver lost control of the vehicle and it hit a barrier and overturned yesterday night.

Witnesses reportedly said the driver had fallen asleep.

Eight passengers died on the scene and two more died in hospital.

Moodley said the Zion Christian Church members were returning to KwaZulu-Natal after attending a church service at the weekend.

Thousands of pilgrims descended on the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo at the weekend for the opening of a church.

The Zion Christian Church is one of the largest African-initiated churches on the continent.

Its headquarters is at Zion City in Moria, near Polokwane.

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