On Saturday afternoon, a bakkie ride finished with a tragedy in Vanderbijlpark. Two passengers were announced dead on the scene, four were hospitalised.
According to the driver, he had to stop once his bakkie hit a two-by-one metre-long pothole.
The vehicle got hit by a bus from behind as the driver did not have enough time to brake. Just moments before it happened, four passengers jumped out of the bakkie as they saw how fast the bus was coming.
Two of them landed on the oncoming traffic lane in front of another bus travelling towards the bakkie. They both died on impact. The others were seriously injured and rushed to hospital.
Gauteng EMS paramedics and the police were on the scene assessing the crash results.