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70 children injured in KZN bus crash

ER24’s Russel Meiring says the children sustained minor to moderate injuries and were treated on the scene before being transported to various hospitals.

The overturned school bus in Adams Mission, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: ER24/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – At least 70 children have been injured in a crash on the R603 in KwaZulu-Natal this morning

It’s understood the bus they were travelling in collided with another vehicle and overturned.

The children were on their way to school at the time of the crash.

ER24’s Russel Meiring says the children sustained minor to moderate injuries and were treated on the scene before being transported to various hospitals.

“ER24 paramedics, along with several other medical emergency services, arrived on the scene and found the bus lying on the side of the road. The occupants from the bus had already climbed out of the vehicle.

“Fortunately, no serious injuries or any fatalities were reported on the scene and the exact cause of this accident is not yet known. Local authorities are on the scene investigating.”

On Thursday, 22 children were injured in a taxi crash in Randburg.

Both accidents come almost a month after 18 pupils were killed in a crash just outside Bronkhorstspruit.

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