Two primary school children and a biker died after a minibus in which they were travelling in collided with the motor bike at the intersection of Old Pretoria road (M57) and Apollo road just outside Olifantsfontein in the City of Ekurhuleni.
The children were traveling to school from Thembisa in the minibus when it the accident happened.
City of Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) rescue team from Olifantsfontein fire station promptly responded to the scene after the reception of the call at 07:45 in the morning. On arrival, three patients, two scholars and a biker were unfortunately declared dead by paramedics due to injuries sustained. Nineteen other children who were in the same minibus were transported to hospital with serious to moderate injuries for further medical care.
The City of Ekurhuleni had to dispatch its Emergency Services’ chaplaincy to help the pupils, teachers from where the children were studying. Parents and families of the deceased had to be also attended to by the city’s chaplaincy team
Five children and a teacher were transported to hospital from school to be treated for shock related illnesses.
The leadership from Gauteng department of education, MEC Lesufi accompanied by City of Ekurhuleni community Safety MMC Mmoko were on scene to give the moral support to the affected families.
The scene was then handed over to the City of Ekurhuleni traffic officials (EMPD) for further investigations.