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Report: A minibus crash in South Africa left at least 18 dead outside of the ...

Report: A minibus crash in South Africa left at least 18 dead outside of the ...
Report: A minibus crash in South Africa left at least 18 dead outside of the ...

The crash happened near a bridge on the main road outside of Pietermaritzburg, in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, according to authorities.

The Department of Transport said the minibus was overloaded -- carrying 10 more people than its license allowed. Twenty-six people were on board, including the driver.

Paramedics found bodies lying around the overturned minibus when they arrived, according to a news release from ER24, a private emergency services company.

ER24 reported that local residents had taken as many as 12 injured victims from the minibus to a nearby clinic. The injured were later transferred to hospitals.

Authorities have not released the cause of the crash.

CNN's Sarah Faidell contributed to this report.

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