Monday, 20 May 2019

Welkom: At about 04:50 this morning, Intercape passenger bus overturned in Welkom on Alma Road.

Three people were critically injured, 8 people moderately injured, thirty five sustained minor Injuries and nine people died as a result of this accident.

Seven of the eight people who died, were declared dead on scene and one died later in hospital.

The driver of the bus is reported to have hanged himself on a tree near the scene of the accident.

The breakdown of the fatalities is as follows:

  • four females
  • three children
  • one male
  • the driver who committed suicide
  • one child passed away at Medi Clinic Hospital

Patients were transported to Bongani Hospital, St Helena Hospital , Medi Clinic and Thusanong Hospital.