Crash between 2 buses in Zoo Lake leaves one dead, 100 injured

2015-04-24 08:41

WATCH: Metro bus crash on Jan Smuts Avenue, Joburg

2015-04-24 09:27

A collision between two buses in Johannesburg has left one person dead and about 100 others injured. Watch footage from the crash scene. WATCH

Johannesburg - A collision between two buses in Johannesburg on Friday morning left one person dead and about 100 others injured, metro police said.

"One of the drivers died, while the other driver is still stuck in his bus," Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

"About 100 people were injured. The accident happened at Jan Smuts Avenue and Lower Park [at the Johannesburg Zoo]."

Minnaar could not immediately confirm reports that the buses had collided head-on.

"The cause of the accident is being investigated."

Minnaar said Jan Smuts Avenue has been closed in both directions until the scene is cleared. Lower Park Road is also closed.

Motorists were urged to use Oxford Road instead.

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See footage posted by Caxton Joburg North Local Newspapers from the crash scene:

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