Train, bus crash claims three lives

2010-07-31 07:37

Two pupils and a teacher were killed when a school bus collided with a train in Thulamahashe, Mpumalanga this morning, paramedics said.

The bus carrying 62 children and three teachers was returning to Pretoria from a school tour in Limpopo when the accident occurred in the early hours this morning, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The bus was crossing the railway near the Rolle Train Station in Thulamahashe when a train hit it.

The driver of the bus allegedly fled the scene after the accident.

Other children and the two teachers who survived were taken to hospital.

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