8 people injured in Caledon bus crash

The bus was carrying about 55 passengers when the driver apparently lost control on the Hemel-en-Aarde road on Thursday afternoon.

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CAPE TOWN - Eight people are in hospital after a bus crash in Caledon, in the Western Cape.

The bus was carrying about 55 passengers when the driver apparently lost control on the Hemel-en-Aarde road on Thursday afternoon.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says the bus driver says the brakes had failed.

“We’re taking the bus to the testing station for a roadworthy test and the driver has also been charged with reckless and negligent driving.”