DURBAN (South Africa), At least 16 school children were killed Friday when a minibus collided with a truck along a South African highway around 300 kilometres north of Durban, a regional government said.
The provincial KwaZulu-Natal transport ministry reported 16 deaths from the collision.
Local media reported a toll of 19 children – aged between five and 12 years – plus three adults.
“The death of so many young lives is a serious tragedy,” regional transport minister Sipho Hlomuka said in a statement.
The accident occurred in the Pongola area, near the border with Eswatini.
Source: Nam News Network