Road crash kills three Chinese tourists in S’ Africa

Johannesburg – Three Chinese tourists were killed and 17
injured in a road crash near Johannesburg this week, South
Africa’s tourism minister announced Friday.
“We are truly saddened by this tragic incident,” Tourism
Minister Derek Hanekom said in a statement.
Of the injured, 11 are in “critical” condition, Claire Pohlman,
general manager of the operator, Walk Through Africa Tours,
told AFP.
The group of 20 tourists were returning from Sun City, South
Africa’s prime resort spot, north of Johannesburg, when a
driver of a van tried to overtake and rammed into their bus,
sending it rolling several times.
The accident occured on Wednesday, the same day the
tourists had arrived from Beijing.
China is South Africa’s fourth largest long-haul tourist
market, according to the minister.

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