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20 children killed in crash near South African capital

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Children trapped inside after minibus hits truck, emergency personnel say

The Associated Press
Posted: Apr 21, 2017 11:23 AM ET
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2017 11:23 AM ET

Emergency responders say least 20 children have been killed when their minibus collided with a truck northeast of South Africa’s capital, Pretoria.

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.

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

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