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newsTimesLIVE reports that a minibus driver and 12 pupils from two Gauteng schools were killed in a road accident on Wednesday.

According to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDoE), 11 of the pupils were from Rocklands Primary School and one from Laerskool Blyvooruitsig in Carletonville. Seven pupils were injured. The accident occurred at 6.45am in the Kokosi-Wedela area of Merafong. GDoE spokesperson Steve Mabona indicated: “It is alleged the learner transport was hit from behind by a bakkie, causing it to overturn and catch fire.” The department has dispatched its psychosocial support team to the school to provide support and to work with the school and affected families. Counselling services will also be made available to pupils and staff to help them cope with the emotional aftermath. Police confirmed a case of culpable homicide has been opened. According to the police, the driver of the bakkie is receiving treatment in hospital.

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Phathu Luvhengo at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Twelve learners and transport driver die in horror crash in Gauteng, at IOL News

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