In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, several military officers have been killed in ghastly accident.
Not less than eleven South African military officials have been confirmed dead.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, they were killed on Friday when the bus transporting them fell down an embankment.
A report from Johannesburg said that a total of 42 military officials were travelling in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in centrally located Free State province.
It said that the officers were on their way to a cultural centre inside the park, when the bus driver failed to apply brakes on a bend.
It reported that all the fatalities were women, while several people were hospitalised in critical condition.