WATCH: Five dead and 27 others injured in Villiersdorp bus-car crash
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Cape Town - Western Cape emergency services are currently at the scene of a vehicle accident along the R321 heading to the Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp in which five people have died.
According to Western Cape EMS spokesperson Deanna February, around 60 people were involved in the accident between a bus and a car.
February said emergency services were notified at 6.53am, and several vehicles were dispatched to the scene, including two rescue vehicles, six provincial EMS ambulances and two private ambulances.
Twenty-seven patients have been transported to nearby hospitals for emergency medical treatment.
“Unfortunately, five patients are deceased, and three patients are trapped in a vehicle.
“We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased,” said February.
Video footage from the scene showed that the bus had gone off the road, and that emergency services were still on hand.
Videos: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency
This has been one of the worst accidents on the province’s road in recent months. Back in June, seven people died in a crash in Melkbosstrand during a collision with a truck and a minibus bus.
Four ambulance teams rushed to the scene including a SkyMed helicopter to attend to the scene along Birkenhead road and West Coast Road. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said that seven people were killed and 10 injured when a truck and taxi collided on the R27 in Melkbosstrand.