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Franschhoek bus crash: Families plan joint memorial

The service will be held at the Franschhoek community hall on Tuesday night.

FILE: The families of three people who died in a bus crash on the Franschhoek pass at the weekend are planning a joint memorial service. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant /EWN

CAPE TOWN - The families of three people who died in a bus crash on the Franschhoek pass at the weekend are planning a joint memorial service.

The service will be held at the Franschhoek community hall on Tuesday night.

The bus veered off a cliff on Saturday. The cause of the incident is unclear at this stage.

Twenty-five other people including two cyclists were also injured.

Stellenbosch Mayor Conrad Sidego says the municipality is helping organise the service.

"The funeral services could be over the coming weekend. The families are planning a joint service and we will of course be assisting and will make available whatever necessities they might need in the process."

On Monday, there was another deadly incident on the Franschhoek mountain pass.

Two people died after the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the pass.

Four people were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said, "The mountain pass is so much different than a normal freeway. There are sharper curves and bends and people need to be careful when they're driving on mountain passes."