9 People Killed, Scores Injured KZN Bus Crash

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At least nine people have died and scores of others injured in a bus crash on the N3 near the Tugela River.

Netcare 911, who were part of the many responders, said the accident happened just before noon on Tuesday.

It is understood the bus crashed through the barrier into the south bound lane, rolling several times, and ejecting some occupants in the process.

In a statement, Eldo Coaches the company that owns the vehicle says the bus departed from Durban Station and was travelling on the N3 Joburg bound when the driver lost control.

“According to information at hand, the accident was caused by a blowout of the front wheel tyre and the coach rolled. We are doing our best to assist all passengers that were on board.”

Eldo Coaches says they are cooperating fully with local authorities to ensure that the accident is thoroughly investigated.

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