Tue Dec 06 17:57:36 SAST 2016

24 injured as bus overturns near Bloem

Naledi Shange | 2016-01-02 08:26:51.0
The incident happened at around 05:00, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha. File photo
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Twenty-four people were injured when a bus overturned on the N6 outside Bloemfontein on Saturday morning, said paramedics.

"Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene and found the bus lying on its side, most of the passengers had clambered from the wreckage, some with the help of others.

"After medics triaged the injured it was found that a female sustained critical injuries, six people were seriously injured while seventeen escaped with minor injuries," said Botha.

The injured were stabilised on scene before being transported to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately clear what had led to the crash.

Source: News24


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.