Byline: Kelebogile Masemola
10 June 2022
Fifteen (15) people have been killed in a dreadful accident involving a bus and a truck that occurred on the Hornsnek Road near Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane.
Tshwane Emergency Services Department spokesperson, Thabo Charles Mabaso said rescue workers were still on the scene where there was absolute mayhem.
“Please take note of a bus and a truck accident that collided head-on, on the M17 the Hornsnek Road near the Bundu Inn in Tshwane.
Emergency services are on the scene with multiple patients, the patient count is under way at the moment,” said Mabaso.
Paramedics declared fifteen (15) patients dead on scene, while thirty seven (37) patients were transported to Dr. George Mukhari, Steve Biko and Kalafong hospitals.
Of the fifteen (15) deceased, eight (8) were females and seven males whereas twenty-six (26) patients sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Investigations will be conducted into the cause of the collision, with preliminary reported blaming with poor visibility.
“We anticipate that the road might be closed for more than five hours for recovery as well as law enforcement officers to carry on with investigations,” Mabaso said.