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Bus Crash Leaves 45 Dead In South Africa

Yusuf Rahimat Clara reporting

A bus plunged off a bridge into a ravine and caught fire on Thursday in South Africa, killing 45 of the 46 people on board, the transport ministry said.

Truth Live News gathered that the sole survivor is an eight-year-old child and had been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The vehicle was heading from neighbouring Botswana to Moria in the north of the country when the tragic incident occurred.

A statement by the ministry revealed that the driver lost control, colliding with barriers on the bridge and hitting the ground, where it caught fire.

“It is alleged that the driver lost control, colliding with barriers on the bridge causing the bus to go over the bridge and hitting the ground, where it caught fire,” the statement said.

Rescue operations had continued till late with some bodies burned beyond recognition, and others trapped inside the debris or scattered over the crash scene.

The bus had a Botswana licence plate, local authorities said, but the nationalities of the passengers was still being checked.

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga went to the scene of the crash and promised a full inquiry would be held into its cause.

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