12 pupils, driver killed in Carletonville crash

JOHANNESBURG - Twelve pupils from Rocklands Primary School and Laerskool Blyvooruitsig in Carletonville were killed in an early morning crash. 

The driver was also killed in the crash in the Kokosi-Wedela area of Merafong. 

Seven pupils were rushed to hospital for urgent medical attention.

"I am profoundly saddened by this tragic event," Gauteng MEC for Education, Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation Matome Chiloane said in a statement.

"The loss of our children is a devastating blow to our community, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured learners."

The department has dispatched its Psycho-Social Support team to provide immediate support.

12 pupils, driver killed in Carletonville crash

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