Reports out on March 15 indicate a tragic bus crash killed 24 Friday near Cape Town, South Africa. Global Post shared the latest details on the tragic accident that included the deaths of two children and sent 45 people to the hospital.
A crane was needed to lift the bus up after the bus crash killed 24. Of the dead, 22 were female. Apparently the bus veered off the road outside of Cape Town and landed on its side, having collided with the mountainside. A traffic official indicates that problems with the brakes caused the accident. The driver tried to stop the bus by moving into a slowing lane, but that didn't work and he lost control of the vehicle.
The passengers on the bus were returning home to Khayelitsha after a church gathering in Mpumalanga. The efforts to save the passengers included nine response vehicles, 11 ambulances, a crane, an air force chopper and two helicopters. South Africa is known for having a high rate of road fatalities, but even this is a high-fatality and heartbreaking example. Identifications of the 24 killed in the bus crash will begin on Monday.