Fatal bus accident with many school children victims occurred Friday in South Africa

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The minibus’ driver, not included in the reported number of deceased,  was killed, while the truck driver survived.The cause of the collision is not yet known. The vehicle was ferrying children from school when it collided. “Once the flames had been extinguished‚ paramedics found approximately 20 children lying trapped inside the vehicle. Unfortunately‚ nothing could be done for the children and they were declared dead on the scene‚” ER24’s spokesman Russel Meiring said in a statement. Scenes of horror and anguish played out at a school in the village of Sokhulumi on Friday as parents learned of the death of  children. South Africa has a dire road safety record. Road deaths rose to 235 during this year’s Easter weekend.

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