Two toddlers killed by bus

2010-06-04 11:29

Two toddlers were killed today when a bus knocked them over while

they were getting off another bus outside Rhodes Park in Kensington,

Johannesburg emergency services said.

“The children were going to a kids’ day event at the park and they

were knocked over by a bus which also came to drop off other kids,” spokesperson

Percy Morokane said.

The accident occurred just after 11.30am.

Eight other children and a teacher were taken to nearby

hospitals.

“Police have taken the driver to a nearby station to check whether

he was not under the influence of any substance,” said Morokane.

On the scene, the driver told emergency workers that he had tried

to stop the bus, but its brakes failed.



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