1 dead, 26 injured in Cape Town bus accident

2015-04-08 06:01
(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(File, Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - One person has died, one suffered serious injuries and at least another 25 suffered minor to moderate injuries in a collision involving a bus on Lansdowne Road in Phillipi in Cape Town on Tuesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Chirta Bodasing said in a statement on Tuesday that it was believed that a bus collided with another vehicle and landed on its side.

"When ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene they found two people trapped in the bus," she said.

"They were extricated by Fire and Rescue Services and Metro Services. They were assessed. Unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for one of the people [who] had sustained multiple severe injuries."

The second person sustained serious injuries, was treated and then transported to hospital for further care.

The cause of the collision was unknown.

Police were investigating.

Read more on:    cape town  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.