A head-on collision between a bus and a cash-in-transit van left 20 folks lifeless on Monday on a serious highway in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, with dozens taken to hospital, transport officers and emergency medical firm mentioned.
After the crash, the bus rolled from a bridge on the N1 freeway right into a river beneath, mentioned ER24, whose paramedics had been on the scene.
“Three folks had been discovered deceased by the roadside and 16 down by the river – all had been declared lifeless on arrival,” ER24 mentioned in a press release. “One affected person, of the 69 passengers confirmed transported to hospital for numerous accidents, has since died,” it mentioned.
The Limpopo transport division mentioned the crash occurred round 5 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Monday and that the bus was carrying passengers from the city of Makhado to areas within the province’s Vhembe district.
Police divers have been dispatched to confirm that nobody was swept away by the river, the division mentioned in a press release.
ER24 mentioned police had been investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and that heavy rains had fallen within the space the place it occurred.
A provincial police spokesman didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.