20 pupils die in taxi accident
Johannesburg – At least 20 pupils died after their minibus taxi was involved in an accident just after Bronkhorstspruit on Friday afternoon, the Gauteng education department said.
MEC Panyaza Lesufi was on the way to the scene, spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a statement.
Lesufi tweeted earlier that the vehicle had caught fire after the crash.
More information was not immediately available.
I am told a taxi full of learners was involved a fatal accident and caught fire. I am rushing to the scene around N4, Gauteng North— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) April 21, 2017
I am told almost 18 learners died in this accident. I am on my way to the scene. It's a dark day for education in GP/MP https://t.co/JXtM60ICNX— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) April 21, 2017