One dies, 32 injured in ZCC bus accident

November 26, 2013 4:21 AM

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Tuesday 26 November 2013 05:40

One passenger has died after a bus that was transporting members of the Zion Christian Church collided with a truck seriously injuring 32 passengers. The church members were on their way to Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga from a prayer service in Gaborone, Botswana.

The accident occurred near Mooinooi on the N4 road near Marikana.

The injured were taken to local hospitals.

Meanwhile, a preliminary report into Friday's accident that claimed fifteen lives in Magabheni on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast indicates that the taxi was unroadworthy and the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Two people are still fighting for their lives in hospital.

The taxi came down a hill and burst through the boom gate of the Sappi Saiccor mill, colliding with a stationary truck.

Head of the KZN Transport Department, Sbusiso Gumbi, says officials met with families of the victims on Monday to discuss, among other things, funeral arrangements.

“When the traffic officers were on site, they were able to confirm that the driver was over the legal limit when it comes to the consumption of alcohol. We have heard that there had been a brake failure that on its own tells you that technically the vehicle might not have been roadworthy.”


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