Churchgoers hurt in bus accident

2015-10-11 21:30
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Gauteng - 17 churchgoers were injured in a bus accident in Wedela outside Carletonville on Sunday, paramedics said.

Paramedics said the passengers suffered injuries including scrapes and bruises when their bus veered off the road, landing on an embankment.

"Bystanders on the scene explained that the driver apparently lost control over the bus and veered off the road onto rocks before it came to a halt on top of an embankment near the main road," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

He said the passengers on the bus were on their way home from a church service in the area.

"The exact cause of the incident is not yet known."

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