24 injured as bus overturns near Bloem

2016-01-02 08:09
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Bloemfontein - Twenty-four people were injured when a bus overturned on the N6 outside Bloemfontein on Saturday morning, said paramedics.

The incident happened at around 05:00, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

"Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the bus lying on its side, most of the passengers had clambered from the wreckage, some with the help of others.

"After medics triaged the injured it was found that a female sustained critical injuries, six people were seriously injured while seventeen escaped with minor injuries," said Botha.

The injured were stabilised on scene before being transported to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately clear what had led to the crash.

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