KZN school taxi crash death toll rises to 5

2017-01-24 11:05
Paramedics on the accident scene. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Paramedics on the accident scene. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - A pupil who was badly injured in a crash involving a minibus taxi and a bus two weeks ago has died in hospital, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Tuesday.

The beginning of the school year was marred by the tragedy, which has now claimed the lives of five children.

- Read more: Back to school tragedy as 4 pupils die en route to school in crash

It is understood that a Durban Transport bus and a minibus carrying school children collided head on.

The force of impact sheared the taxi in half, and pushed it onto the roadside.

KwaZulu-Natal education department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said the latest death was that of a pupil from Sivananda High School.

"This learner sadly passed away after spending 12 days in hospital. The learner was one of the survivors of the taxi and bus accident that claimed four lives on the morning of 11 January in Ntuzuma," he said.

The name of the pupil has not yet been released.

(Jeff Wicks, News24)

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