Approximately 48 children have been injured this afternoon when a school bus overturned on the N3 between Hilton and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal.
ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene and found a school bus lying on its side on the side of the road. Numerous children had already climbed out of the vehicle and were found walking around on the scene.
Local authorities had closed off the road while paramedics began assessing the patients.
Approximately 48 children were assessed by various services. Two children were found to be in a critical condition while approximately 46 others had sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious.
Paramedics immediately treated the patients and provided the seriously and critically injured with advanced life support interventions.
Once treated, the patients will be transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment.
Traffic is heavily affected in the area due to this incident.
Local authorities are currently on the scene to investigate the cause of this incident.