2 dead after bus overturns near Laingsburg



Two children have lost their lives and several others were left with injuries after a bus overturned between Laingsburg and Matjiesfontein on Tuesday.

Seventeen ambulances including private ambulances were on the scene of the accident to assist victims.

Metro EMS’ Deanna Bessick narrated the situation.

“Upon arrival, a female was trapped underneath the bus and three children were severely injured and taken to Laingsburg Hospital.”

“Unfortunately, two of the children died in hospital. Furthermore, two female adults were seriously injured, another female sustained an injury and a male sustained minor injuries.”

She said another fatal crash later happened on the same stretch of road later.

“A motor vehicle overturned and two adult females sustained fatal injuries. One female and two children sustained minor injuries.”

“The patients who survived were transported to the Worcester Hospital. We would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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