Bus crash: Seventh school pupil has died

2012-09-03 00:00

THE death toll from a bus accident which happened between Ndwedwe and Inanda on Friday has risen to seven.

The bus was returning from an outing to Inanda with 65 pupils and teachers from Emalangeni High School, Umzinto, when it plunged down a cliff. Four children died instantly while 14 others were critically injured.

KZN Education Department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said some pupils are still critical in hospital. “We have been informed by the school’s principal that the number of pupils who lost their lives has increased to seven.”

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