Fifteen dead after bus rolls near Nkandla

KZN MEC for Transport Mxolisi Kaunda

KZN MEC for Transport, Mxolisi Kaunda, says that officials are hard at work investigating the cause of the bus accident on Saturday which killed 15 people.

Twelve people died on scene when a bus transporting people from Bulwer to Nkandla for a traditional wedding.

The bus driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle on a bend on the P15 between Kranskop and Nkandla.

Two more passengers died shortly after the accident, and four were left in critical condition.

They were taken to Njunjambili Hospital.

Shock

‘We are really hurt and disappointed that this disaster occurred after we have been working for weeks to avoid these incidents,’ said MEC Kaunda.

‘Traffic officers have been placed on the full alert and have been tasked to get engineers to get into the bottom of this matter.

He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their love ones, while visiting the scene of the accident later that afternoon, promising that a ‘full report’ on the accident would be released.

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