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2 killed after Intercape bus pertol bombing, Saps launch investigation

Two people were killed and several others injured after an Intercape bus was was struck by at least three petrol bombs on the N2 highway.

Western Cape police are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder after the bus was set alight in Strand on Tuesday night.

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith says the motive for the attack is still under investigation.

We know that there were two fatalities. There were 34 passengers injured, four of them sustained severe injuries. It appears to be a criminal element, not associated with any form of protest.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

EWN reporter Natalie Malgas spoke to a number of eyewitnesses on the scene late on Tuesday.

Several residents say they saw men running away before the bus was engulfed in flames and others who said they tried to help passengers of the bus. Some recounted their traumatised faces.

Natalie Malgas, EWN Reporter

The bus had approximately 35 passengers on board, including two young children.

It is understood that the bus was heading out of Cape Town, and the petrol bombs were thrown near the intersection at Onverwacht Road in Strand.

Officials have appealed for the public to come forward with any information that could be useful to the investigation.


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