‘Unroadworthy’ bus crashes in Cape

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Cape Town - A bus that was suspended by traffic authorities on January 28 crashed on the R43 between Caledon and Villiersdorp on Saturday, when its brakes failed.

 All 63 passengers were treated on the scene, with 11 being transported to Caledon hospital, where most were discharged.

Two passengers were admitted to the hospital, including a boy with a femur fracture and head injury, and a woman with a possible spine fracture.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa on Saturday said that at the time of the accident the bus, belonging to Hanekoms Coaches, had been suspended as it was not roadworthy.

A representative of Hanekoms Coaches confirmed that one of their buses was involved in on Saturday’s crash.

* In a separate accident on Saturday afternoon, two people died when the vehicle they were travelling in along Varkensvlei Road in Mitchells Plain crashed into a tree.

The occupants of the V6 Jetta, a male driver and his female passenger, were both declared dead at the scene by medics.

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