RTMC to probe deadly Warden bus blaze

2015-11-13 20:58
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Johannesburg - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Friday dispatched reconstruction experts to the scene of a bus crash on the N3 near Warden in the Free State.

The bus had burst into flames earlier on Friday. The incident claimed the lives of twin toddlers. 

Six people were injured. Two of them were found to have sustained critical injuries while four were in a serious condition.

"The investigators are expected to do a full mechanical examination to determine the possible cause of the fire," said spokesperson Simon Zwane. 

The bus caught fire while travelling on the N3 near Warden. Images from the scene showed the bus had crashed on the side of the road. 

"The bus driver allegedly jumped out of the vehicle before it came to a standstill," said Zwane. 

He said 20 people had been rescued from the scene. 

While the cause of the accident was yet to be determined, the RTMC said operators of public transport vehicles should remember that it is their responsibility to ensure that their vehicles were roadworthy. 

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