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Kudu possibly caused fatal bus accident

At least 10 people died in the early hours of Thursday 30 August 2018, when a passenger bus overturned approximately 50km outside Beaufort West. The bus was traveling from Cape Town towards the Eastern Cape on the R61 when the accident happened.

According to emergency personnel, seven men, three woman and one boy, aged between 7 and 8, died as a result of the accident.

At least 30 passengers sustained injuries varying between critical and mild. The EMS/ASR helicopter transported a number of the injured passengers to George.

The carcass of a Kudu was found near the scene of the accident, and the possibility exists that the accident happened after the bus collided with the animal.

Officials from the Naledi Bus Company will visit the scene af the accident on Thursday 30 August 2018.


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