School to hold memorial for bus victims

2011-08-25 10:52

Cape Town - A memorial will be held at a school in Knysna on Thursday morning for 14 children who died when their bus plunged into a river.

The memorial will be held at about 10:00.

The 14 were some of the 58 children on board a 33-seater bus on its way to Rheenendal Primary School. The bus driver also died in the tragedy.

The other 44 child occupants of the bus were taken to hospital, police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Potje told News24.

Most only sustained mild injuries but some were held overnight for observation.

Potje said that the education department and NGOs had sent counsellors to the school to help teachers, pupils and parents.

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  • talkischeap - 2011-08-25 10:58

    My prayers are with you all. Take courage in knowing those who are not with us anymore, suffer no more.

  • Mmaseema, Phenny - 2011-08-25 11:19

    My sincere heartfelt condolenses to the bereaved families. May they find closure to the Almighty.

  • Wendy And. - 2011-08-25 11:22

    My prayers are with everybody who was struck by this tragedy.....Wish I could be there........

  • Exilestar - 2011-08-25 11:25

    They were just innocent kids, I hope and beleive it's the Lords plan to remove them from this guilty earth before they were guilty too. My condolences

  • PlainTruth - 2011-08-25 11:28

    The whole school, teachers included will need councelling. What about a week off for the whole lot?

  • ntombethemba - 2011-08-25 16:15

    Sincere condolences to all the families, may the little ones souls rest in peace. I wish there was something I could do....very sad but I believe GOD knew this would happen on that day.

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