25 People Killed in Bus Accident in Cape Town, South Africa

The Bus was Carrying Students and Pensioners between Butterworth and Chebe

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At least twenty-five people died in a bus accident in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday, the country’s transport minister said in a statement.

The police said the driver lost control of the bus and rolled down an embankment in Eastern Cape Province.

Sixty-two other people were injured in the accident and were transported to local hospitals.

The bus was traveling between Butterworth town and a Chebe when the accident happened.

Majority of the passengers were young students and pensioners who were going to cash-in their government-issued social grants.

President Cyril Ramaphosa sent his condolences to the families of the victims. “This tragedy leaves our country deeply saddened and forces us to focus yet again on the need for transport providers and other road users to exercise care and consideration on our roads,” he said.