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Pregnant woman, one other killed in Metrobus crash

Around 64 people were injured in a head-on collision between two Metrobuses on Jan Smuts Drive.

One person was confirmed dead after two Metrobuses collided in Parkview on Jan Smuts road on 24 April 2015. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police and emergency workers are on the scene of a collision involving two Metrobuses in Northern Johannesburg.

The death toll from this morning's crash on Jan Smuts Drive has now risen to two.

A pregnant woman who was on board one of the buses has passed away.

Emergency services said the woman died in hospital and was around five months pregnant.

She was stuck in the top section of the bus and among the first people to be rescued.

Metro police are investigating the crash which happened opposite the Johannesburg Zoo.

Rescue workers are now trying to move the front part of the bus in order to access the area where the bus driver is trapped.

A Metro police truck arrived on scene to tow it away, but it will be a delicate operation that needs to be done without further injuring the driver.

Rescue workers said the number of those injured in the crash has risen to 64.

A woman was on the scene and spoke to the John Robbie on Talk Radio 702 earlier.

She said, "It's horrifying. I can tell you that and there were screams, people crying all over. Some paramedics are still trying to administer help. Others are being transported out."