29 killed in South Africa bus crash

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  • 29 dead and nine injured in bus South Africa bus crash
  • Six of the injured are in critical condition

(CNN)A community bus loaded with passengers ended up in a river bed Saturday morning, killing 29 people and injuring nine others in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.

A police spokesman said six of the injured are in critical condition.
The driver is among the dead, said Willowvale police spokesman Capt. Jack Manacha.
    The cause of the accident is being investigated, but police say the bus "may have missed a cut-in on the gravel road" and plunged into the river bed. Police are investigating the accident, Manacha said.
    The accident happened about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the community of Willowvale, according to police.