School Bus Accident Leaves 72 Children Injured


Two school children are in critical condition after their school bus overturned in KZN


By Staff Reporter

Two children were airlifted to hospital and 72 others were injured after their school bus overturned in Centocow Road off the R617 in Centocow, near Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal.

it is understood the driver lost control of the vehicle.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring, paramedics and other services, arrived at St Apollinaris Hospital to where all the injured children had been transported.

"On assessment, medics found that two children had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition while 70 others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate," Meiring said.

"The children were treated for their injuries, and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions.
"Once treated, the one critically injured patient was airlifted to a hospital by a private medical helicopter."

The rest were transported by various services to nearby hospitals, said Meiring.
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