Riebeeckstad High School Accident: Undisclosed 6 Students Died in Gruesome Bus Crash, memorialhaven


Riebeeckstad High School Accident: The heart-wrenching news of the tragic bus accident that claimed the lives of six learners from Riebeeckstad High School has sent shockwaves through the community and beyond. These young souls, who were returning from a girl’s camp, met an untimely end when the bus they were traveling in overturned on the R70 Ventersburg-Senekal road, approximately 30 kilometers from Ventersburg.

In the wake of this devastating accident, an outpouring of condolences and messages of support has flooded social media platforms, reflecting the deep sorrow and solidarity felt by all those affected. The entire community stands united in grief as they mourn the loss of these promising young lives.

Injured survivors of the accident were swiftly transported to various hospitals in Welkom, Virginia, and Senekal, where medical teams worked tirelessly to provide care and treatment. Tragically, despite the efforts of emergency responders, six learners were declared deceased at the scene of the accident, leaving a profound void in the hearts of their loved ones.

Reports from Bongani indicate that they received a total of 24 casualties, with four individuals sustaining severe injuries, including head and spine trauma. Twenty patients suffered minor injuries and were treated and subsequently discharged from medical care.

The Premier of the Free State, Mxolisi Dukwana, issued a statement expressing profound sorrow over the incident, underscoring the gravity of the situation. According to the Premier, the girls were en route from an outdoor event in Moolmanshoek near Rosendal to Riebeeckstad in Welkom when tragedy struck, casting a somber shadow over what was meant to be a joyous journey home.

As the community grapples with this profound loss, thoughts and prayers are extended to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims. May they find solace and strength in each other’s embrace during this immensely challenging time, and may the memories of those who have departed be cherished forever in their hearts.

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