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South Africa: At least 20 people killed when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision

South Africa: At least 20 people killed when a bus burst into flames after a head-on collision

Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety/Facebook

The charred remains of the bus were photographed on Monday.



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At least 20 people, most of them miners, were killed in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Sunday after a bus they were traveling in caught fire after colliding with a truck, state media reported.

Limpopo Department of Transport He said on Monday 20 people were confirmed dead at the scene, while two others died in hospital. It was not immediately known how many people were on board the bus and whether there were survivors.

The transport agency added that the two vehicles collided on a main road between the town of Musina and the Venice mine in the northern Limpopo province.

Murray & Roberts Company, the employer of the deceased miners, He said 18 of its employees who were “traveling to the Venice mine” were killed in the accident, according to initial reports.

The Venice mine is the largest diamond producer in South Africa.

Video from the scene of the bus crash Posted on social media It showed bodies scattered on the ground and a column of black smoke rising from the bus.

The Limpopo Department of Transport said it would visit the mine “to obtain a full report on the incident”.

This is the second bus collision resulting in heavy losses in Limpopo province this year.

In February, About 20 people were killed In a head-on collision between a bus and a cash truck, officials said at the time.