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Bus crash kills 45 in South Africa

Story by Oleen Ndiri, Foreign Desk Editor

A bus crash in South Africa’s northern province of Limpopo late Thursday resulted in 45 deaths and one serious injury.

South Africa’s Department of Transport says the driver lost control and collided with barriers on a bridge near Mamatlakala, causing the bus to go over the bridge and hit the ground, catching fire.

In a statement, the transport department stated that the bus was taking Easter pilgrims from Botswana, to Moria, a town in Limpopo Province of South Africa.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to Botswana and pledged support to the country.

Only an 8-year-old survived the crash and is receiving medical attention at a nearby hospital.

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