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[CENTACOW] – School bus overturns leaving 72 injured.

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72 children were left injured this morning when the school bus they were travelling in overturned on the Centacow Road in Centacow near Underburg, KwaZulu Natal.

ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived at the St Apollinaris Hospital where all the patients were transported to.

On assessment, medics found that two children had sustained numerous injuries and were in a critical condition while seventy others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

The children were treated for their injuries, and the critically injured provided with advanced life support interventions.

Once treated, the one critically injured patient was airlifted to a hospital by a private medical helicopter. The remaining patients were transported by various services to nearby hospitals.

It is understood that the children were rushed to the St Apollinaris Hospital, a short distance away from the incident, for initial treatment, after their bus overturned.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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