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11 killed in WC bus crash

Officials say 11 people were killed and 18 others injured in a collision involving a bus.

Officials say 11 people were killed and 18 others injured in a collision involving a bus. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials said 11 people have lost their lives and 18 others have been hospitalised following a collision involving a bus outside Oudtshoorn during the early hours of this morning.

It's believed the bus driver lost control of the vehicle.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "18 people were admitted to hospital, nine of whom are seriously injured, including four children. The road is currently closed to traffic but we will reopen the road between Oudtshoorn and George as soon as possible."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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