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Watch: Tragedy Strikes Durban as Truck Falls Off Bridge, Lands on Packed Bus

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Many people are feared dead after an articulated truck careened off a bridge and crushed a loaded bus beneath it in Durban this Thursday morning, 05 October 2023.

Details surrounding the precise circumstances of the accident remain sketchy, as authorities and emergency responders work diligently to piece together the sequence of events.

Eyewitness accounts, however, suggest that the disaster struck when the articulated truck, heading eastwards towards Durban Central Business District (CBD), unexpectedly plummeted off the N3 overpass and landed directly on top of a bus in the Market area of Durban.

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The immediate aftermath of the accident was characterized by chaos and shock, as onlookers rushed to the scene to offer assistance.

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First responders, including paramedics and firefighters, were promptly dispatched to the location to render aid and carry out rescue operations.

The accident has caused widespread concern, with initial reports indicating a high likelihood of casualties, both among the passengers on the bus and individuals in the vicinity of the incident.

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The exact number of fatalities and injuries remains unknown at this time, as the search and rescue efforts are still underway.

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