Several feared dead in a car accident on the B1 Road near Mariental

 Several feared dead in a car accident on the B1 Road near Mariental

A number of people are feared dead in a car accident on the B1 Road five kilometres east of Mariental.
The accident involved a Skorpion Zinc Mine bus with 35 employees on board and a bakkie belonging to the Ministry of Education.
According to the police officers at the scene, all passengers, number unknown, in the pick-up died on the spot.
The accident happened after a front tyre of the bus burst resulting in the driver losing control, hitting the oncoming vehicle.