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Child dies in Eastern Cape bus accident

Jul 24, 2015
Child dies in Eastern Cape bus accident

A child died when a bus overturned on a dirt road in Libode, Eastern Cape on Friday, the provincial health department said.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said one child was critically injured, while two passengers had minor injuries and four others escaped unharmed. There were eight people in the vehicle.

He could not immediately confirm the ages of the children.

It was also not clear whether the driver was among those who had suffered minor injuries or among those who had escaped unharmed.

"The critically injured child is being flown to the Nelson Mandela hospital in Mthatha," he said.

Further details were not immediately available.