KZN bus crash leaves 65 injured

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services dispatched six ambulances, two advanced life support paramedics and a patient transport bus to assist the injured. (Gallo)

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services dispatched six ambulances, two advanced life support paramedics and a patient transport bus to assist the injured. (Gallo)

A bus carrying 65 people has overturned in KwaZulu-Natal, leaving all on board injured, says an emergency medical service.

Sixty-five people were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned on a dirt road near Nongoma, about 300km north of Durban, on Friday morning, according to KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services (KZN EMS).

"The bus had 65 people on board at the time and they all sustained serious injuries," said spokesperson Robert McKenzie.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

KZN EMS dispatched six ambulances, two advanced life support paramedics and a patient transport bus to assist the injured.

Emergency workers and paramedics from private ambulance companies also responded to the accident scene.

"Together they worked in the blazing sun to treat and stabilise the 65 patients before transporting them to Benedictine Hospital for further care," said McKenzie. – Sapa

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