Vehicle Accident – Africa – South Africa

EDIS Number: VI-20110409-30240-ZAF
Date / time: 09/04/2011 10:32:55 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Africa
Country: South Africa
State/County: Province of Eastern Cape
Location: [Nkanga River]
Number of Deads: 1 person(s)
Number of Injured: 40 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Heavy


A bus crash in South Africa's Eastern Cape province has killed one person and injured 40, police said Saturday. The accident happened Friday night when a bus carrying passengers to a wedding plunged over an embankment into the Nkanga River, said police spokesman Mzukisi Fatyela."The information we've got is that the brakes of the bus failed while it was going down the curves to the river," he said. South Africa's roads are among the world's most dangerous, with some 13,000 people killed every year -- more than 35 a day. An unroadworthy bus travelling from the Eastern Cape killed 28 people last year when it overturned outside Cape Town a month before the World Cup.

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