At least two people have been killed and scores injured after a fuel tanker collided with a bus filled with passengers in the Eastern Cape on Monday. The Eastern Cape transport department said the N2 between Mthatha and East London has been closed due to the crash.
According to Eastern Cape transport department spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, the truck transporting diesel caught fire after colliding with the bus.
He said the long-distance bus had been travelling towards East London when the accident happened.
At least 18 people were injured and rushed to Frere Hospital.
He said the road was closed in both directions, and traffic was being diverted along the Lilifontein old farm road.
“Motorists travelling towards the N2 are advised to follow alternative diverted routes following a serious accident this morning.”