Emergency services rush to save lives after horror Eastern Cape bus crash

Emergency services are attempting to rescue survives after a bus overturned between Mazeppa Bay and Cebe on Monday.
Emergency services are attempting to rescue survives after a bus overturned between Mazeppa Bay and Cebe on Monday.
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The bus reportedly overturned on the gravel road between Tafalofefe and Butterworth on Monday morning.

A number of passengers have been left dead and several injured. Transport department spokesperson Unathi Binqose confirmed the accident “Details as to how many have died and were injured are still sketchy,” he said.

ImiNgcangathelo traditional leader Nkosi Phathuxolo Tyali, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene, confirmed the tragedy.

“Many people have died we are busy rescuing others. We have not counted those who have passed away. Our focus us to assist those who are injured. This is a tragedy,” he told DispatchLIVE.

Tyali said the accident took place near Msengeni village at about 7am.

Health spokesperson Siziwe Kupelo confirmed that a helicopter had been sent to the scene. “Four people have been ejected while the bus rolled and others are trapped under the bus,” said Kupelo.


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