Five killed in KwaZulu-Natal bus crash

A helicopter at the scene of the bus crash
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Five people, including a child, have been killed in a horrific bus crash on the R66 between eShowe and Melmoth, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

It’s believed around 60 church-goers were on board the bus when it crashed.

They were on route to Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal from Johannesburg.

KZN EMS Spokesperson Rob McKenzie says the cause of the accident is not yet known.

“Four adults and a child are amongst the fatally injured victims. Paramedics from KwaZulu-Natal emergency service together with colleagues from several private emergency services have treated at least 33 other patients at the scene. Many patients were removed from the scene privately before paramedics arrived at the scene. The bus had been transporting 60 people. The exact cause of this specific crash is not known at this stage and is being investigated.”

KwaZulu-Natal authorities are still investigating the bus crash in the north of the province.

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