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Intercape Bus Trapped in Flash Floods After Driver Ignores Road Closure Signs on R30

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86 passengers were safely rescued from an Intercape bus trapped in a body of water caused by flash floods on R30 between Allanridge and Bothaville in the Free State on Saturday morning.

Police spokesperson, Captain Stephen Thakeng said in a statement they were experiencing heavy rains in the province.

He said the bus driver ignored road signs that clearly indicated that the road was closed due to flooding.

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Thakeng said members of the police dive unit were activated and they managed to rescue the passengers.

Read also: One dead as speeding Intercape Bus overturns in Eastern Cape

He said no injuries were reported.

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