Over 50 people injured in Ixopo bus crash

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Fifty-eight people have been injured, among them two children, after the bus they were traveling in lost control and overturned on the R56 near Ixopo on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Monday night.

This follows last week’s bus crash on the N3 near the Tugela River, that killed 10 people.

In this latest incident, KwaZulu-Natal Private Ambulance Service Spokesperson Craig Botha says the injured were treated before they were transported to hospital for further care.

“Last night, KwaZulu-Natal Natal Private Ambulances Services responded to the R56 near Umkomaas Valley Ixopo. When emergency services arrived, they found that a bus had lost control and overturned paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that 58 patients sustained injuries. 10 patients sustained critical injuries, 26 patients sustained serious injuries, and 22 sustained minor injuries. Of the injured were two children. The patients were all treated on scene before being transported to hospital.”

In another crash near Ixopo last month, 10 people were killed while around 12 sustained injuries.

The collision involved three trucks, a bakkie, and a minibus taxi, as reported in the video below: