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9 Zimbabweans killed in Polokwane bus accident


AT least nine Zimbabweans died on the spot when a Johannesburg-bound InterCape bus crashed near Polokwane yesterday morning, the South African Police Service (Saps) has said.


South Africa police sift through the scene of accident where nine Zimbabweans are believed to have perished near Polokwane yesterday

While other reports suggested that 10 died in the accident, Saps said among the deceased was a toddler, four female and four male adults.

An unstated number of injured passengers were taken to different hospitals.

“It is alleged that the bus was travelling from the direction of Polokwane towards Gauteng province in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 5am when the driver allegedly lost control and it overturned,” South African police spokesman in Limpopo, Constable Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa, said.

“The bus was carrying 61 passengers including the driver and the crew. Nine out of 61 were certified dead at the scene. All the injured people were taken to different hospitals for medical treatment.”

Ramakgoakgoa said preliminary investigations revealed that the bus was travelling from Harare to Gauteng province.

“The identification process of all the deceased is still ongoing,” he said.

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