South Africa: Bus accident kills 45 after it falls off cliff

All the deceased were reportedly pilgrims who were travelling from Gaborone, the capital city of neighboring country Botswana, to a church for an Easter conference.

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In a tragic accident, at least 45 people have lost their life, whereas one person has been seriously injured after a bus headed to an Easter conference plunged off a cliff in South Africa's Limpopo province on Thursday. 

According to the sources, all the deceased were pilgrims travelling from Gaborone, the capital city of neighboring country Botswana, to a church for an Easter conference.

As per statement from the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the sole survivor is an eight-year-old girl who has been airlifted to the hospital for treatment. The cause of accident is yet to be ascertained. 

While expressing grief on the death, the South African Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga informed that the government would repatriate the bodies to Botswana, soon after they recover the bodies. Meanwhile, the efforts to recover the bodies of victims is still on and the investigation has been initiated.