At least 20 people – mostly mine workers – were killed in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Sunday after a bus they were traveling in erupted in flames following a head-on collision with a truck, state media reported.
The Limpopo transport department said on Monday 20 people were confirmed dead on the scene while two others died at the hospital. It is not immediately known how many people were on the bus and if there were any survivors.
The vehicles collided on a major road between Musina town and Venetia mine in the northern Limpopo province, the transport agency added.
Murray and Roberts company, the employer of the deceased mine workers, said 18 of its staff who were “traveling to the Venetia mine” were killed in the accident, citing preliminary reports.
The Venetia mine is South Africa’s largest diamond producer.