Six passengers die after bus catches fire on Moloto Road

KWAMHLANGA – Six people burnt to death after a Putco bus caught fire with passengers travelling to Tweefontein from Tshwane on Moloto Road yesterday.

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The bus was in motion when the blaze broke out. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage. Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson, Charles Mabaso said 57 commuters escaped with multiple injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals.

Public Works, Roads and Transport MEC Mohita Latchminarain and Thembisile Hani Local Munciapality mayor, Nomsa Mtshweni sent their condolences to the aggrieved families. 

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“Road users should adhere to rules of the road and exercise patience with another in the interest of safety. I’d like to wish the injured a speedy recovery from this tragic accident,” read the statement. Mayor Mtshweni shared the same sentiments with the MEC. 

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