Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

29 killed in South Africa bus crash

Some 29 people have been killed in a bus crash in South Africa

Twenty-nine people were killed when a bus collided with a truck in South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province, officials said today.

Acting government spokesman Phumla Williams said dozens of injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital after the crash last night.

Traffic accidents with high death tolls are common in South Africa, and are often blamed on negligent drivers and badly maintained roads.

In March, 24 people died when a bus veered off a road and rolled over near De Doorns, a town in a grape-growing region near Cape Town.