Johannesburg – At least 20 pupils died after their minibus taxi was involved in an accident just after Bronkhorstspruit on Friday afternoon, the Gauteng education department said.
The taxi collided with a tip truck before bursting into flames.
MEC Panyaza Lesufi was on the way to the scene, spokesperson Steve Mabona said in a statement.
Lesufi tweeted earlier that the vehicle had caught fire after the crash.
More information was not immediately available.