Twenty pupils killed in minibus crash

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At least 17 schoolchildren have been killed after their minibus collided with a truck in South Africa, according to emergency services.

The tragedy happened in Mpumalanga province in the north east of the country.

After the crash, the minibus exploded into a fireball.

About 20 children had been in the vehicle at the time, said emergency services spokesman Russel Meiring.

He added: "The number now is at least 17 fatalities."

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