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Relatives bury Meyerton bus crash victims

Funeral services were held on Saturday, for some of the victims of a fatal bus crash in Meyerton.

Rebecca and Elisa Mosoetsa were buried on 7 July, 2012. They were killed in a fatal Putco bus crash in Meyerton. Picture: Theo Nkonki/EWN
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SEBOKENG – A series of funeral services were held on Saturday, for some of the victims of a fatal bus crash in Meyerton, south of Gauteng, last Monday.

Some 19 people were killed when the driver of a Putco passenger bus allegedly lost control of the vehicle, veered off Verwoerd Road and plunged into a storm-water ditch.

Another victim died in hospital on Wednesday from a critical head injury, the Department of Roads and Transport confirmed.

Some 54 others were injured in the crash.

Mourners on Saturday held a funeral ceremony in Kanana, Sebokeng, for two relatives who died in the accident.

Over one hundred friends and family gathered to bury sisters Rebecca and Elisa Mosoetsa – who were on their way to work in Meyerton, when the fatal crash happened.

One woman gave a tribute and said she was already missing her friends. She added that the day was even more sad because they had planned a party for today.

Other speakers described the two as being full of life. They said loud laughs could always be expected when the two were around.

Rebecca and Elisa leave behind two siblings, their ailing mother and their father who is suffering from a mental illness.

Family members said life was uncertain as they had lost their bread winners.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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