Agence France-PresseMarch 15, 2013 12:46
Twenty-four people including two children were killed in South Africa on Friday when a double-decker bus carrying a church group crashed in a mountainous pass near Cape Town.
Rescue teams had to use a crane to lift the bus and cut away bodywork to extract passengers trapped in the overturned wreckage in the Hex River pass.
"Twenty-three died on the scene and one person on the way to hospital," said Faiza Steyn, Western Cape health spokeswoman.
Of the dead, 22 were female. Another 45 people were injured and taken to hospital.