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Bus carrying Easter vacationers veers off bridge, killing at the very least 45

Bus carrying Easter vacationers veers off bridge, killing at the very least 45


A bus heading to an Easter pageant veered off a bridge and fell practically 200 ft in South Africa on Thursday, killing at the very least 45 passengers, authorities stated.

The Limpopo provincial authorities stated a bus touring from the neighboring nation of Botswana to the city of Moria for a preferred Easter pilgrimage, rode off the facet of the Mmamatlakala bridge, plunging roughly 164 ft right into a ravine and bursting into flames.

Miraculously, not everybody on board the bus on the time of the crash perished.

The only survivor of the crash, an 8-year-old little one, was severely injured however was transported from the wreck to obtain medical consideration, in accordance with authorities within the northern province of Limpopo.

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A bus heading to an Easter pageant veered off a mountain go bridge and fell practically 200 ft in South Africa on Thursday, killing at the very least 45 individuals. (AP Newsroom)

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, the federal government stated, and first responders had been nonetheless retrieving our bodies, many burned past recognition, from contained in the automobile.

Authorities stated they imagine the motive force misplaced management moments earlier than it veered off the bridge. The driving force was confirmed to be among the many useless.

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A photo of the bridge

The Limpopo provincial authorities stated the bus veered off the Mmamatlakala bridge and plunged practically 200 ft right into a ravine. (AP Newsroom)

Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga provided her condolences to the households of the victims. She plans to go to the crash scene, the nationwide Division of Transport stated.

The Easter holidays is a very busy time for highway journey and the South African authorities typically warns of the elevated hazard of highway accidents this time of the yr.

Emergency vehicles on the bridge

The one survivor of the crash was an 8-year-old little one, authorities stated. (AP Newsroom)

A broken section of the bridge

The nationwide Division of Transport stated an investigation into the crash stays underway.  (AP Newsroom)

Greater than 200 individuals died in highway crashes in the course of the Easter weekend final yr.

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The Zionist Christian Church has its headquarters in Moria. Its Easter pilgrimage attracts lots of of 1000’s of individuals from throughout South Africa and neighboring international locations.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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