South Africa bus crash: At least 45 Easter pilgrims killed, 8-year-old girl lone survivor

South Africa bus crash: At least 45 Easter pilgrims killed, 8-year-old girl lone survivor

South Africa bus crash: At least 45 Easter pilgrims killed, 8-year-old girl lone survivor

A horrific bus crash in South Africa Limpopo province has claimed the lives of 45 people. The tragedy unfolded on Thursday when a bus carrying passengers to an Easter service in Botswana veered off course.

According to the Department of Transport, the driver lost control of the vehicle, sending it plummeting off a bridge and into a ravine below. The wreckage burst into flames, further complicating rescue efforts.

Miraculously, a single survivor, an 8-year-old child, was found amidst the wreckage. Emergency services are currently on the scene, with recovery efforts hampered by the mangled bus and the ravine’s depth. Reports indicate at least 36 bodies have been recovered so far, with search teams continuing to sift through the debris for any remaining victims.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Authorities are working to determine what caused the driver to lose control and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

This devastating event casts a dark shadow over the Easter weekend celebrations and leaves a community in mourning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the sole survivor as they grapple with this unimaginable loss.

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