At least 20 children killed after minibus hits truck in South Africa

The minibus ended up on its side and in flames after the crash.
ER24/TWITTER

The minibus ended up on its side and in flames after the crash.

At least 20 children have been killed after their minibus collided with a truck northeast of the South African capital Pretoria, emergency responders say.

Images posted by the ER24 medical service on Twitter show the minibus smoking and twisted on its side next to the truck.

ER24 says responders found about 13 children trapped inside the vehicle after its flames were put out. The other children were found outside the vehicle.

What caused the minibus to collide with a truck remains unclear.
ER24/TWITTER

What caused the minibus to collide with a truck remains unclear.

The emergency service says the cause of the crash is not yet known. It happened between the communities of Verena and Bronkhorstpruit.

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 - AP

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