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School transportation has yet again been thrust into the spotlight after two pupils died in separate crashes in Mitchells Plain within the space of a week. | Lisaleesolomon1

Two Grade 5 pupils were killed in separate crashes while travelling in allegedly overloaded private school transportation. the driver of the vehicle she was in allegedly jumped a red robot and crashed into a fence. Toyota Quantum he was travelling in overturned.

In the first incident, on 18 April, 11-year-old Lina Dyantyi was travelling from Khayelitsha to Hazeldene Primary School when the driver of the vehicle she was in allegedly went through a red robot and crashed into a fence.Lina was flung out of the vehicle and landed on tarred ground at the Swartklip dumping site."I am very angry and sad. He was not supposed to be drunk fetching our children from school," she said.

"She'd sing for me day and night and always had a smile on her face. My heart is broken that my child is never coming back," she said. Acting school principal Shereen Firth said:"Lina touched many students' and teachers' lives with the type of person she was, and judging by the way the learners and teachers commemorated her life, it was clear that she impacted many people's lives. Lina will be buried on Saturday in the Eastern Cape.Separately, on Monday, a Rocklands Primary School Grade 5 boy also died in a Mitchells Plain hospital after the Toyota Quantum he was travelling in overturned.

Source: Car News Wire (carnewswire.net)

 

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