South Africa: Seventeen children killed in bus crash

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At least 17 children have been killed today in a road accident in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, north of the capital, Pretoria.

According to the Reuters news agency the minibus they were travelling in crashed into a truck and exploded into a ball of fire. 

Russel Meiring, a spokesman for emergency service ER24, told Reuters that 20 children were in the minibus when it collided with the truck. 

“The number now is at least 17 fatalities,” he said.

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