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Peaks: 52 mourners wounded bus overturns on its way from KZN Church dumping margin


Still reeling from the death as a result of the collapse of the church in KwaZulu-Natal, mourners returning from the burial were hit with more injuries when their bus overturned on weekends.

The accident occurred about KwaCeza Sunday, SUR & # 39; ozna wounding 10 people, according to the provincial health department reported.

Forty-two other minor injuries.

"We were very shocked to learn of the incident, the bus accident, only some time after that, as we have just to rest our compatriots who died in the Pentecostal Holiness Church last week. We praise the Lord for sparing the lives of these people at this time, "said Dr. Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

He wished the injured a speedy recovery, and praised medical officials who treated them.

Some of the victims were released from Ceza and Nkonjeni hospitals, while others continue to receive treatment.

bus accident Empangeni

Photo supplied KZN health department.

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On the eve of Good Friday, 13 people were killed during a church Easter meeting in Empangeni, when part of the building collapsed Pentecostal church.

It is believed to be a & # 39 is the result of heavy rains in the northern part of the province, said KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie at the time.

Dhlomo said forensic pathology service of the province dealt with a number of adverse incidents in recent years.

These included conducting autopsies on five people who died in a road accident in Ndlagubo area on the same day as the collapse of the church, and by opening the 67 people killed in separate incidents during the devastating floods that swept through the eThekwini region last week.

"These recent incidents was serious test of our ability and willingness to respond effectively to unforeseen emergencies. Our forensic pathology, EMS paramedics, nurses and doctors really rose to the occasion in the past few days, "he said.

"How sad and painful as it was witness to the loss of life and destruction of property on such a massive scale, the way our people reacted was nonetheless comforting for us and for those who are grieving. So we want to say thank you, and encourage them to continue to work hard for the benefit of our fellow citizens. "

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