School bus crash, 12 kids burnt to death

School Bus Crash

School bus crash near South African city of Johannesburg and burn 12 kids to death leaving seven others injured.

The School bus overturned and caught fire after being hit by another vehicle.

According to the Government of Gauteng province who disclosed this in a statement; the incident occurred early on Wednesday, and that the driver of the minibus was also killed while seven other children were rushed to hospital.

It could not immediately give the exact ages of the children involved in the school bus crash.

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Meanwhile, television images showed that the minibus was totally destroyed by the fire in the early morning crash in Merafong, more than 70 kilometres west of the city.

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Gauteng education minister Matome Chiloane said in the statement., “I am profoundly saddened by this tragic event. The loss of our children is a devastating blow to our community, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured learners,”

South Africa has one of the most developed road networks on the continent but also has one of the worst road safety records.

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