ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.
ER24 is an Emergency Medical Service providing efficient, effective emergency response and pre-hospital care.
At least ten people have been killed and approximately 40 others injured this afternoon after a bus rolled down an embankment off the R712 in Golden Gate in the Free State.
ER24, along with various other services, immediately responded to the mass casualty incident.
Upon arrival, paramedics found the bus lying upright some distance off the road. Numerous bodies were strewn across the scene.
Emergency services immediately set up a triage and staging area to effectively assess the patients.
On assessment, paramedics found that ten people had already succumbed to their multiple, fatal injuries. Unfortunately, nothing more could be done for the patients and they were declared dead on scene.
Various services immediately found that approximately 40 other patients had sustained injuries ranging from minor to critical.
Paramedics treated the patients and provided the critically injured patients with advanced life support intervention. Once treated, the patients were transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further treatment.
The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on scene for further investigations.