Toddler dies at Frere Hospital after horrific N2 bus crash, death toll rises to 31

At least 31 people have been confirmed dead after a DMJ bus lost control and overturned on the N2 road between East London and Butterworth on Monday afternoon. Picture SUPPLIED
At least 31 people have been confirmed dead after a DMJ bus lost control and overturned on the N2 road between East London and Butterworth on Monday afternoon. Picture SUPPLIED
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A one-year-old girl, who was among passengers transported to Frere Hospital after a horrific bus accident on the N2, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday morning — taking the death toll to 31.

On Monday afternoon a DMJ bus veered off the road along the N2 at the Kei Cuttings between East London and Butterworth and rolled 100m into a ravine, just a few kilometres from the Kei River Bridge.

The bus was travelling from Cape Town to Durban carrying 52 passengers.

Provincial transport department spokesperson Unathi Binqose said 23 bodies had been positively identified and hopes the remaining few will be identified by the end Wednesday.

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The Eastern Cape is still in shock after 30 people were killed in another horrific bus crash on the N2 between East London and Butterworth.


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