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5 people dead after Melmoth bus accident

It’s understood the group of about 70 people was travelling to Empangeni from Johannesburg for a church service when the accident occurred.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Five people including an 11 month old baby have died in a bus accident near Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal.

It’s understood the group of about 70 people was travelling to Empangeni from Johannesburg for a church service yesterday when the accident occurred.

Police say several others were seriously injured and airlifted to hospitals nearby.

The police's Thembeka Mbele says a case of culpable homocide has been opened.

“We are investigating the circumstances around the incident.”

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