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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 April, 2005, 10:38 GMT 11:38 UK
Stranded SA commuters torch bus
South African commuters left stranded by a bus drivers' strike, have vented their anger on a bus, setting it on fire in the capital, Pretoria.

Some among the 1,500 crowd at the Belle Ombre train station then threw stones at emergency service vehicles, a spokesman said.

About 800 bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday afternoon, saying they are being made to drive unsafe vehicles.

Commuters to three townships have been left without transport.

These are Ga-Rankuwa, Hammanskraal and Mabopane, reports the Sapa news agency.

A police spokesperson said they were investigating the incident.

"They set one bus alight, which was totally burnt out, and threw stones at our vehicles," Pretoria emergency services spokesperson Johan Pieterse said.




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