School trip: 3 pupils killed

2013-06-10 00:00

AN Mgezeni Secondary School trip to a sports day ended horribly when two buses carrying pupils were involved in an accident in which three pupils were killed on Saturday morning.

KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said one bus driver lost control of the bus on a sharp bend at Plangweni near kwaMaphumlo. The bus was following another bus and a teacher’s car.

“Due to brake failure the bus rear-ended another bus that was also transporting pupils from the same school and knocked the teacher’s car, which overturned into a ditch,” said Mngomezulu.

She said the pupils were returning from a sports day in Richard’s Bay. Two pupils were seriously injured while 62 suffered moderate injuries.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

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