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Emergency services have confirmed that at least 15 people died in a horror bus crash near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning.
Nine others were injured‚ some seriously.
ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said it appeared the small bus had crashed through the Umsunduzi River Bridge near the Umsunduzi Police Station‚ rolling down a steep embankment.
KZN EMS spokesman Robert McKenzie confirmed paramedics were on the scene treating multiple patients and put the death toll at a tentative 15.
According to early indications‚ the number of dead and injured could rise.
Courtesy of timeslive.co.za
Lightning, flash floods have killed four people in Amhara regional state located in northern Ethiopia on Wednesday night.
Amhara regional state Police department Public Relations Coordinator Commander Ascahlew Alamewe, said the disaster happened in Kobo area, 555 kms north of Addis Ababa, the capital city, with one person dying as a result of lightning strike while three others died when they were swept away by flash floods.
The Ethiopian Meteorology Agency warned earlier this week a prospect of above-average rainfall induced flood accidents in different parts of the East African country.
Courtesy of newsghana.com.gh