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IN PICTURES | At least 40 children involved in Joburg bus crash

03 December 2018 - 09:01 By ALEX PATRICK
A child has been airlifted to hospital and 37 others have been injured in a crash in Diepsloot on Monday, December 3 2018.
A child has been airlifted to hospital and 37 others have been injured in a crash in Diepsloot on Monday, December 3 2018.
Image: Emer-G-Med

At least 40 children were involved in an early morning crash in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, on Monday, while on their way to school.

Emer-G-Med chief operating officer Jurgen Kotze said a school bus and a truck collided on the R114 and R511 at 6.50am.

Emergency teams work to free the entrapped truck driver.
Emergency teams work to free the entrapped truck driver.
Image: Emer-G-Med

“One critically injured child has been airlifted to hospital via Netcare 2,  a specialised helicopter ambulance. Thirty seven patients have been treated for a number of injuries, including fractures and burns.”

Kotze said emergency teams were still working to extract an injured patient from the truck.

The cause of the incident is still unknown and the scene is still active.

The school bus was carrying 40 children when the collision occurred on Monday, December 3 2018.
The school bus was carrying 40 children when the collision occurred on Monday, December 3 2018.
Image: Emer-G-Med
Emergency services are still on the scene in Diepsloot on Monday, December 3 2018.
Emergency services are still on the scene in Diepsloot on Monday, December 3 2018.
Image: Emer-G-Med

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