South Africa: At least 16 school children, 3 adults die in minibus-truck collision

DURBAN (South Africa), At least 16 school children were killed Friday when a minibus collided with a truck along a South African highway around 300 kilometres north of Durban, a regional government said.

The provincial KwaZulu-Natal transport ministry reported 16 deaths from the collision.

Local media reported a toll of 19 children – aged between five and 12 years – plus three adults.

“The death of so many young lives is a serious tragedy,” regional transport minister Sipho Hlomuka said in a statement.

The accident occurred in the Pongola area, near the border with Eswatini.

Source: Nam News Network

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