Ten killed, 30 injured in South Africa bus crash


Ten killed, 30 injured in South Africa bus crash

In Summary

  • South Africa has a very poor road safety record despite having the continent’s most modern road network.
  •   More than 14,000 people were killed in road accidents last year, according to official statistics.

At least ten people died after a bus traveling from South Africa’s Cape Town to the Eastern Cape overturned in the early hours of Thursday morning, traffic officials said.

The South Africa bus accident occurred at around 2 a.m. (2400 GMT) 50 kilometers outside Beaufort West, a town in the semidesert Karoo region.

“The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle which then overturned,” said Kenny Africa, provincial traffic chief for the Western Cape.

Another 30 passengers were injured. “We are not sure if driver fatigue could have played a role.”

South Africa has a very poor road safety record despite having the continent’s most modern road network.

More than 14,000 people were killed in road accidents last year, according to official statistics.

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