Howick: Pupils survive plunge in bus

2010-09-02 00:00

A GROUP of Howick High School pupils had a lucky escape yesterday evening when their bus went down an embankment on the Kraanskloof road in Howick.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the 13 pupils were returning from a school sport fixture when the driver lost control and went down the 30 metre embankment.

Banks said the occupants had already climbed up the embankment when paramedics arrived at the scene.

Some of the parents were already at the scene and took their children to hospital.

It is not clear where the bus was travelling from.

Six occupants had serious injuries while four had minor to moderate injuries. They were taken to Howick Private and Pietermaritzburg Medi-Clinic.

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