An InterCape bus rolled just before 05:00 at the Alma Road Circle killing eight people, including three small children.

The emergency services found two bodies (a child and an adult) outside of the bus and five adults and a child lying under the bus.

It is reported that 46 people were treated for their injuries.

Seven patients were transported to hospitals in the area, all of them in critical condition.

One of these patients has subsequently died, paramedics reported.

The driver of the bus was found hanging from a nearby tree. It is reported that he hung himself.

According to emergency services a total of eight people including the driver died.

Seven patients have been transported to nearby hospitals in a critical condition.

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