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Death toll from bus crash near Beaufort West rises to 10

The vehicle apparently careened off the road between Beaufort West and Aberdeen early this morning.

A bus crashed on the R61 near Beaufort West. At least 8 people were killed. Picture: Kenny Africa

CAPE TOWN - The death toll from a bus crash in the Karoo now stands at 10.

The vehicle apparently careened off the road between Beaufort West and Aberdeen early on Thursday morning. However, the exact cause of the crash is unclear.

Emergency officials are racing to free people trapped in the wreck of a bus. More than 30 people have been injured.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says: “There are still people trapped under the bus. We’re waiting on the breakdown services of the bus so that we can free the trapped people under the bus. We’re not sure if there are more fatalities.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)