Bus Accident Swellendam: 3 dead, 50 Injured after bus Overturns in Western Cape



A devastating incident unfolded on Friday, April 28, 2023, in Western Cape. A bus accident in Swellendam has left three people dead and approximately 50 others injured. This heart-wrenching news has sent shockwaves through the community. Understandably, many questions are arising in the wake of this tragedy. In this column, we aim to provide you with all the available information regarding this unfortunate event. Continue reading to grasp the crucial details.


Tragic Scene Unfolds on N2

The somber event took place on the N2 near Swellendam in Western Cape. Authorities have confirmed the loss of three lives in this distressing incident. Reports indicate that the bus overturned while on its route towards Cape Town. Authorities released a statement, confirming, “We can confirm a (fatal), single-vehicle crash on the N2 close to Swellendam in the direction of Cape Town.”


Preliminary Findings

Following initial investigations at the scene, authorities reported, “A passenger bus overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle. All lanes are closed and a stop-and-go will be activated as soon as it is safe. Preliminary reports suggest three fatalities, but this is subject to verification by forensic pathology services.” Emergency services promptly provided crucial treatment to the 50 injured passengers, offering a glimmer of hope amid the tragedy.


Condolences and Safety Reminder

The authorities extended their heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and wished a swift recovery to the injured. They emphasized the importance of heightened vigilance on the roads, especially during this extended weekend. While provincial traffic services are maintaining their vigilant presence, the cooperation of every road user is paramount. An ongoing investigation seeks to shed more light on the incident. Stay connected to this website for further updates and details as they emerge. The community stands united during this challenging time.