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2 killed in East London crash

2012-09-25 16:52

Johannesburg - Two police officials died and seven children were seriously injured in a crash outside East London on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

A minibus carrying schoolchildren collided with a police vehicle on the Qumza highway in Mdantsane, said Major Ernest Sigobe.

A police sergeant, 39, and a female clerk, 32, from the Mdantsane Flying Squad, died as a result of the accident.

The woman died on the scene. The sergeant was declared dead at a private hospital in East London.

The injured children, from Fanti Gaqa Lower Primary School, were taken to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital. They were between nine and 13 years old.

A warrant officer in the police vehicle was also seriously injured.

Police had opened a culpable homicide docket, Sigobe said.