WORKING TOGETHER: Farmers and Free State emergency services worked together to save a bus, filled with 23 school children, stranded in heavy floods. Watch the incredible rescue. Image: EMS
Free State - A bus with 23 school children and 3 adults aboard has been rescued in a joint effort by Free State EMS and farmers from nearby Koppies farms.
The farmers helped to rescue all 23 children and the adults from the bus using a tractor, reports Free State EMS.
It is believed that this bus was swept by heavy currents of rain water, causing it to slide into a ditch. The Farm is near Engen 1 Stop on N1 near Koppies area on the R723 road.
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Free State Department of Health said: "All kids and teachers have been safely removed from the bus. No injuries sustained."
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Arrive Alive's Johan Jonck: "We urge all South Africans to be extra cautious in areas experience flooding! Do not assume that it is safe to cross water or that the road surface has remained in a safe condition. Inquire for the local police stations in areas whether roads and bridges are open and adhere to the safety advice given."