Six people have died in a road traffic accident while others sustained injuries after a tyre bust in South Africa on Monday morning.
The bus was travelling from Kitwe to Johannesburg carrying 50 passengers and five crew members .
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has disclosed this in a statement.
“We regret to announce that a bus travelling from Kitwe, Coperbelt to Johannesburg carrying 50 passengers and five crew members has been involved in a fatal accident. This followed a tyre burst.”
Mr Mwamba said the accident occurred near Bela-Bela 180km away from Polokwane and 107 km away from Pretoria.”
He said the bus is registered under Royal Africa Logistix PTY LTD, with its address;
125 Kerk Street Johannesburg, South Africa.
The bus has been identified as a Scania Marcopolo Bus Reg Number FT 82 BZ GP caring 50 Passanger with 5 crew members.
six people have been reported dead and others injured.”
“We are in touch with the owners of the Bus service company and are coordinating efforts together with the management. Further we have rushed embassy staff to the scene of the bus accident. he said”