45 confirmed dead in South Africa bus accident in Limpopo

By Staff Reporter

Forty-five people have been killed in South Africa after the bus they were travelling in crashed, the authorities say.

One eight-year-old child is reported to have survived.

The bus crashed through a barrier and plunged into a ravine before catching fire in Limpopo province in the north-east of the country, local media are saying.

There are reports that the passengers had been travelling from Botswana on a pilgrimage to attend an Easter service in South Africa.

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga went to scene of the accident.

“I am sending my heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragic bus crash… Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We continue to urge responsible driving at all times with heightened alertness as more people are on our roads this Easter weekend,” she said. BBC

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