Source: Fatal accident: 16 children who were traveling in a school bus die…
Found on: 2022-09-17 20:10:41
At least 16 children have died in a car accident that has left pain and desolation in South Africa. A school bus collided head-on with a truck carrying cargo last Friday, some 300 kilometers north of Durban, in the Pongola area.
The Ministry of Transportation of the KwaZulu-Natal province reported that sixteen children and three adults lost their lives in the tragic accident that has shocked the entire country. “The death of so many young lives is a serious tragedy,” said Shipo Hlomuka, head of the Transportation, Community Safety office.
“We are deeply shocked by this fatal accident. We have dispatched our forensic team to investigate the cause of this accident. We are calling for the responsible use of roads in the province to end the wave of crashes and fatalities,” he added.
Among the deceased are sixteen children between the ages of 5 and 12, added to the three adults who were traveling in the school bus, the AFP agency said.
South Africa’s roads are among the most developed on the continent, but safety remains an issue. Most accidents are attributed to reckless driving.