Six people died and at least 57 others were seriously injured when a bus caught fire in Tshwane on Friday afternoon.
The incident occurred on R573 Moloto Road.
Isaac Mahamba, spokesman for the subway police in Tshwane, said the six people killed in the fire were burned beyond recognition.
City According to Tshwane Emergency Services, 57 commuters suffered multiple injuries.
Spokesman Charles Mabaso said the city’s emergency services had a call about a burning fire at around 1.52 on Friday Bus on Moloto Road. Firefighters arrived on site to find 14 patients in need of treatment and received reports that others had already been transported to hospitals by private ambulances.
“Of the 14 patients, 11 suffered minor injuries, two suffered moderate injuries and one patient was flown to Milpark Hospital in critical condition.
“While the burning bus was cooling down after the fire was put out, firefighters discovered what looked like charred human remains. Further investigation found that six of the commuters were burned beyond recognition, ”he said.
Mabaso said the driver had told firefighters that he had been told that the bus was on fire and stop immediately.
“The driver stated that bus 63 was taking commuters from Marabastad in Tshwane to Tweefontein in Mpumalanga. The cause of the fire is not yet known and the dead have not yet been identified. “