PRI­SON STAFF KILLED, IN­JURED IN CRASH

The Witness - Wheels - - NEWS -

ONE per­son died fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices ve­hi­cle yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

The minibus was car­ry­ing 15 cor­rec­tional ser­vice em­ploy­ees from New Hanover pri­son when it over­turned and rolled down an em­bank­ment in Kran­skop.

Po­lice spokesper­son Ma­jor Thu­lani Zwane said one of the em­ploy­ees died on scene.

ER24 spokesper­son Paul Knoe­sen said two of the pas­sen­gers were in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion and five were se­ri­ous, while the rest sus­tained mi­nor to mod­er­ate in­juries.

He said all the pa­tients were taken to the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg Medicinic for fur­ther treat­ment.

The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the ac­ci­dent are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated and a case of cul­pa­ble homi­cide has been opened for in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Kran­skop po­lice. — WR.

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