3 Zimbabweans feared dead in SA bus accident

Three Zimbabwean nationals are feared dead after a bus with scores of passengers was involved in a road accident a few kilometres before Polokwane on Monday evening.

Reports suggest that 40 other passengers were injured in the accident and taken to hospitals in Botlokwa and Polokwane.

A statement released by Limpopo’s Department of Traffic and Community Safety on Monday read in part:

It is alleged that the driver of the speeding Scania bus lost control of the coach, hit an electricity pole and overturned.

Three people were certified dead on the scene and over 40 passengers were rushed to hospitals in Botlokwa and Polokwane.

Reckless and negligent driving is cited as a possible cause of the accident.

The Limpopo Transport and Community Safety Officer, Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya on Tuesday consoled the families that lost their loved ones in the accident.

Lerule-Ramakhanya also implored public transport operators to obey the speed limits to prevent unnecessary loss of lives.