Bus carrying 60 school kids overturns at Ficksburg in the Free State, 10 injured
FICKSBURG - Nine teenagers and a school teacher were injured when a bus carrying 60 school pupils to a sports day veered of of control and rolled down an incline in Meqheleng at Ficksburg in the Free State on Saturday morning, paramedics said.
ER24 paramedics, as well as the local provincial emergency medical services (EMS), were on the scene shortly before 11am, ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said in a statement.
On arrival, they found the bus on its side at the bottom of a hill and many of the teenagers sitting outside. Luckily all the patients, including the female teacher, believed to be in her mid 40s, were found to have suffered only minor injuries.
They were all treated and transported to Ficksburg Hospital by both services on the scene. The driver, as well as the rest of the teenagers, escaped unharmed. Both the traffic department and the South African Police Service (SAPS) were on the scene to investigate, Campbell said.
African News Agency