Eighteen people were killed on Tuesday when a bus and a truck collided in South Africa, a spokesperson for the emergency services said.
Rescuers found the bus lying on its side, while the truck had come to a stop outside Machadodorp in northern Mpumalanga province, the news agency ANA reported.
Sixteen people died at the site of the accident and two at hospital, emergency service ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.
The death toll had initially been given as 11.
At least 12 people were injured.
Rescuers extracted several injured people and bodies from inside and underneath the bus, Meiring told dpa.
He could not say how many people were on the bus and if any of those on board were unhurt.
No children were believed to be among the victims, according to the spokesperson.
The reason for the accident was not known. (NAN)