Scores of children hurt as bus rolls down embankment in KZN
At least 50 pupils were injured after a school-bus rolled down an embankment in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.
According to emergency medical service ER24‚ paramedics arrived on the scene in Umbumbulu and found the bus lying on its roof.
“Most of the children had already climbed out of the vehicle and had made their way up to the roadside‚” ER42 said.
The 50 patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries.
“Fortunately‚ no fatalities have yet been reported on the scene‚” ER24 added.
The children – aged 15 to 18 — were treated by paramedics from various emergency services and later transported to various hospitals for treatment.
“The exact cause of this collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations‚” ER24 said.
Rob Byrne posted an image of the bus on twitter.
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