Twenty schoolchildren killed in minibus crash in South Africa

At least 20 schoolchildren have been killed after their minibus collided with a truck in South Africa, according to emergency services.

After the crash, the minibus exploded into a fireball and ended up lying on its side.

Many children were trapped inside the vehicle and most of the victims were declared dead at the scene.

Several other pupils were injured – some were reportedly dragged from the wreckage by people nearby.

The tragedy happened on a road between the towns of Bronkhorstspruit and Verena, 45 miles from the capital Pretoria, in Mpumalanga province.

Emergency services spokesman Russel Meiring said: “It is confirmed 20 children have been killed.”

Source: Sky News

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