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Cape town - A farm bus plunged down an embankment outside Ceres on Monday, leaving two dead and scores injured.
The bus was an articulated “horse-and-trailer” truck typically used to transport farm labourers and had been travelling between Ceres and the Cederberg region.
Provincial traffic chief Kenny Afrika said it was understood the truck had collided with another truck, left the road and went careening down the mountainside on the Katbakkies Pass in the Kouebokkeveld.
Provincial Emergency Medical Services’s Wayne Smith said a host of emergency resources had been deployed to the scene, including the SkyMed helicopter.
At publication time, two people had been declared dead, with a further four “critical”.
One of these four had been trapped in the wreckage.
A further seven passengers were classified as “serious”, and seven more only lightly injured.
The road where the bus crash took place runs from Ceres, heads north through Prince Alfred Hamlet, through Op Die Berg and towards Citrusdal through the heart of the Cederberg.