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Monday, July 27, 1998 Published at 13:41 GMT 14:41 UK

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Nineteen killed in South African bus crash

Police in South Africa say nineteen people were killed and more than sixty injured in a bus crash on Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred near the northwestern town of Zeerust.

The bus, which was carrying more than eighty pasengers, left the road and overturned after colliding with a truck on a sharp bend.

Two of the dead were children.

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