2 killed as bus hits Soweto house

2012-03-27 08:40

Johannesburg - Two occupants of an RDP house were killed when a bus "flattened" it in Soweto on Tuesday, Johannesburg emergency services said.

The driver lost control of the bus, hit another car and then crashed into the house, in Braamfischer extension two, Dobsonville, spokesperson Synock Matobako said.

"It drove into the house and flattened it. The couple sleeping inside the house died."

Thirty-six people were injured. They were taken to various hospitals in the area.

  • Leila - 2012-03-27 08:53

    yah neh just dont know where am safe anymore if you take a plane chances are it will crash, if you are in a taxi chances are that taxi driver will make you say your last prayer, if you are driving your own car some moron will decide not to abide by the road rules and hit your car and if you are sleeping in your house a bus or truck will smash your house where must we go. there is no safe place anymore.

      Thoka - 2012-03-27 09:54

      its so sad, I take it when its your turn nothing will change that. there is no preparations or proper way. RIP

  • Marion - 2012-03-27 08:55

    May they RIP. The thought of riding in a bus is becoming as traumatic for me as the thought of driving in a taxi !!

  • Thabo - 2012-03-27 09:09

    This is so sad guys God be with the family of the couple and everyone else

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-03-27 09:14

    Actually it killed the husband and a child... The mother was at work when she received the call about the accident... The atmosphere in the neighbourhood is just heartbreaking.... I hope their souls rest in peace :-(

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-03-27 11:20

      I WISH News24 would get their facts right!! Nowhere in this article does it say a child was killed! My deepest sympathy to the family and friends, and prayers for a speedy recovery for those who where injured :(

      Sage.PH.Mokgosi - 2012-03-27 22:33

      I know the family, and therefore knew the two people killed. There children are not staying with the above mentioned late parents. I just hope the children are coping during their tragic loss and that the souls of departed rest in peace. Putco doesn't ever take responsibility. The driver represents it after all, hence I hope with this certain situation, justice be held to the highest decree.

  • Lizette - 2012-03-27 09:15

    The fact that you see so many busdrivers chatting on their cellphones or texting doesn't help either!

  • Khaya - 2012-03-27 09:15

    What a sad story. Life is such a delicate thing hey. Register and report bad driving online on and make our roads safe again.

  • Sam - 2012-03-27 09:31

    My cousin, REST IN PEACE. When you went to bed last night we didnt know that we will never hear your voice again. May the Good Lord take both of you to your final resting place. We will surely miss you.

      lebogang.molefo - 2012-03-27 09:33

      I'm sorry for you loss dude... May their souls rest in peace... My prayers are with your family

      John - 2012-03-27 11:21

      Condolences to you and your family sam, this is really a tragic story, it wont bring them back but dont leave a stone unturned and should it be found that it was putco's bus take it all the way because somthing needs to be done about the companies not abiding by the law

      charmaine.rowlands - 2012-03-27 11:21

      I'm so very, very sorry for your loss Sam. May they rest in peace

  • Stephen - 2012-03-27 09:47

    Waiting for the Gautrain to run off the rails or a bridge next.

  • Tulips - 2012-03-27 09:55

    Wooow, this is really a sad story. May their souls rest in peace and wishing speed recovery to those who were injured.

  • Kenny - 2012-03-27 11:13

    RDP house flattened by a bus occupants presumably a loving couple died in their sleep - Those who built the house must take the blame because even mud houses in Mamparafontein are of superior quality than those built by a "loving and caring" ANC government. Any way majority of people in Braamfischer voted for this ANC trash

      John - 2012-03-27 11:42

      what a crappy comment kenny and it wasnt a couple it was the father and his child you insensitive creep.

  • Mbongeni - 2012-03-27 13:31

    and you hear pple say that when these (putco or Metro buses) hit you you get to pay the bus company..WTF..wheres your common sence? i guess common sence is not so common to some pple.. my condolences to the family..what a sad tragedy!

  • Nonelwa - 2012-03-28 10:13

    Wish side at soweyo

  • Rashida - 2012-03-28 15:44

    im sorry for your lost sam.may God be with you and your family and may their souls rip

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