KNYSNA NEWS - Three people died and 43 were injured in a bus accident on Plettenberg Bay’s Airport Road.
Motorists have been redirected via Airport Road as a result of violent protests which have seen the N2 blocked between the Shell Ultra City and KwaNokuthula in the coastal holiday town.
Municipal spokesman Manfred van Rooyen confirmed that the incident occurred just after 03:00 just past the Harkerville Primary School.
He said 43 patients, with multiple injuries, had been transported to various hospitals and 23 passengers to the Plett Community Church.
“Three fatalities have been reported thus far. Apparently the driver of the Eagleliner lost control in a bend due to wet road surface conditions following rain overnight,” Van Rooyen said.
“The Bitou fire department arrived on the scene first to render assistance and to direct traffic. Police forensic pathology, four ambulances and traffic officers have been assisting on the scene.”
The N2 remains closed as a result of the unrest. Motorists are still being redirected via Robberg/Airport road.
“The police will in all probability deploy more resources towards restoring law and order in Bitou. Other avenues towards resolution of the ongoing impasse will also be pursued, in the interest of safety and for the sake of the local economy.”
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