9 people killed in bus crash in South Africa

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At least nine people died when a bus crashed in South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province on Tuesday, according to local emergency services.

“Sadly there have been 9 fatalities. 60 patients have been treated by paramedics. All patients have been transported to hospital,” the KZN Emergency Medical Services said on Twitter.

Private ambulance emergency group  Netcare 911 Spokesman Shaun Herbst told local broadcaster eNCA that initial reports from the scene of the accident indicate that the bus was travelling to the northbound direction when the driver passed the barrier and then lost control of the vehicle and went into the southbound lane.

According to reports, the bus was heading to Johannesburg.

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