Bus crash leaves two dead and 29 injured in Johannesburg


JOHANNESBURG, June 12 – Two people died and at least 29 people, including the driver, were injured when a bus from Mthatha in the Eastern Cape overturned on the N12 in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the incident happened around 4 am on Tuesday morning

“It is alleged that the driver fell asleep and then the driver went from the N12 east, over the barricade, and landed on the N12 west in Ridgeway.

“Approximately 29 people have sustained serious injuries, including a driver. Two people have died,” said Minnaar.

Minnaar said at this stage it is not clear whether the driver had an assistant driver.

“The bus was going to Germiston and Park Station to drop off passengers. Another bus has been called to pick up other passengers who are not injured,” Minnaar said.

Motorists were urged to use alternate routes as there was heavy traffic around where the accident occurred.

– African News Agency (ANA)