Nine die, 45 injured in bus accident

Nine people died and 45 others were injured when a minibus taxi collided with a bus on Saturday morning near Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, paramedics said.

“The death toll might rise as the bus is still on its side,” ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said.

File photo: Sizwe Ndingane. Credit: Independent Newspapers

The accident happened shortly after 7am on the R40 between White River and Nelspruit.

The bus and taxi both came to a rest on the side of the road.

Of those injured, 12 were critical, 10 were in a serious condition, and 23 sustained moderately injuries, said Banks.

No further details were available. - Sapa