South Africa: At least 20 dead as bus bursts into flames after head-on collision | Albiseyler

South Africa: At least 20 dead as bus bursts into flames after head-on collision

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The charred remains of the bus are pictured on Monday.


At least 20 people – mostly mine workers – died in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Sunday after the bus they were traveling in burst into flames after a head-on collision with a truck, state media reported.

Limpopo Department of Transport he said on Monday 20 people were confirmed dead at the scene, two others died in hospital. It was not immediately known how many people were on the bus or if there were any survivors.

The vehicles collided on the main road between the town of Musina and the Venetia mine in northern Limpopo province, the transport agency added.

Murray and Roberts, employer of the deceased miners, he said According to preliminary reports, 18 of its employees “traveling to the Venetia mine” were killed in the accident.

The Venetia mine is South Africa’s largest diamond producer.

Videos from the scene of the bus crash published on social networks it showed bodies lying scattered on the ground and a plume of black smoke coming from the bus.

The Limpopo Transport Department said it would visit the mine “to obtain a full report on the accident”.

This is the second bus accident with huge casualties this year in Limpopo province.

February, about 20 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a money delivery van, officials said at the time.

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