KZN police investigating bus driver's shooting

The bus driver who was shot dead while transporting about 50 passengers last night.

Police tape closes off a crime scene. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police in KwaZulu-Natal have launched an investigation into the death of a bus driver who was shot dead while transporting about 50 passengers.

Authorities say the driver veered off the road and went down an embankment, injuring at least one of the passengers in Pietermaritzburg last night.

The man died on the scene while the injured passenger was taken to hospital.

ER24's Chitra Bodasing says the rest of the passengers refused medical treatment.

"ER24 as well as other services attended to the scene. It is understood that the driver went down an embankment and into a front of a house. The cause of the accident is unknown and authorities were on scene for further investigation."