Learners killed in NW accident

07:59 (GMT+2) Wed, 15 May 2019

Two learners were killed and and 20 others injured in a bus accident in Groot Marico near Zeerust in North West.

Provincial education department spokesperson  Freddy Sepeng, said a further 20 learners were injured in Tuesday's accident.

"The two deceased learners were both boys aged between 18 years [in Grade 9] and 14 years old [Grade 8] and they attended school at Thutokemaatla Secondary School," Sepeng said.

The Department has ordered engagements with transport operators in North West after it emerged that the driver had stopped the bus on the side of the road and left the engine running while he chased after a hitch-hiker who did not pay him R20. 

While the driver was chasing the hitch hiker, the bus rolled and fell on its side.

- African News Agency (ANA)