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Four dead after vehicle collides with Translux bus

Four people, including a ten year old child, died when a passenger vehicle collided head-on with a Translux bus on Friday 4 January 2019.

The accident happened at approximately 6h30pm on the N2 near Port Elizabeth. It is alleged that the driver of the vehicle entered a no entry zone and drove straight into the oncoming bus.

The driver and passengers of the vehicle were trapped and emergency services had to make use of the 'Jaws Of Life' to free them from the wreck.

Two woman and a man, all three in their thirties, as well as a ten year old boy, died as a result of the accident. Their names have not yet been released.

Nineteen passengers on the bus sustained injuries and were taken to various hospitals for treatment.


The cause of the accident is under investigation.


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