5 dead in KZN bus accident

Five people have died in a bus accident on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

The accident, which occurred on Saturday morning on the R56 near Rietvlei, saw paramedics treating another 42 patients.

Although the cause of the crash is not known, the bus appears to have veered off the road when the driver lost control, according to a SABC report.

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie confirmed the accident took place in the early hours of the morning.

“A bus left the road and crashed leaving five people fatally injured. Paramedics treated 42 patients at the scene of the crash for various injuries ranging from critical to minor,” he added.

All patients were transported to nearby hospitals.

The exact cause of the accident is not known and police are investigating the circumstances, McKenzie said.

In other news – Xolani Gwala’s death has left a void in Gwala clan

IFP spokesperson Blessing Gwala has extended his condolences to the Gwala clan following the death of kinsman and radio journalist Xolani Gwala who died on Friday at age 44.

Xolani Gwala

“Xolani Gwala was a household name and his incisive take on topical issues earned him the respect of listeners in many parts of the country,” said Gwala. “He was blessed with a sharp mind that kept him on the cutting edge of the media in South Africa.” continue reading

Source: News24