Twenty-nine people died and
several others were injured after a bus collided with a truck in
South Africa, the government said on Tuesday.
The accident happened in the country's eastern Mpumalanga
province on Monday night.
"Twenty-nine people were killed and scores of injured
passengers were taken to a nearby hospital," the government said
in a statement.
Road use is the primary means of travel in Africa
economy, and the government has introduced tough laws to clamp
down on reckless driving and poorly maintained vehicles as it
tries to curb an annual toll of 14,000 deaths.
At least 22 people were killed in March when a double-decker
bus crashed into the side of a mountain while navigating the
dangerous Hex River Pass 140 km (80 miles) northeast of Cape
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