JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Paramedics say a bus has plunged off a bridge in South Africa, killing at least 19 people and injuring 55.
Netcare Limited spokesman Jeffrey Wicks says the death toll likely will rise. He says 21 people have been hospitalized with three in critical condition.
Wicks said the bus was on a bridge in the small town of Meyerton on Monday when the driver apparently lost control of the bus which then crashed through aluminum barriers and fell several meters (feet) into a ravine. Those killed were trapped in the vehicle.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.