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Two survivors of South Africa bus crash out of hospital

Students' overturned bus in South Africa
Image caption Three students died in the bus crash

Two more survivors of a bus crash in South Africa in which three Leicestershire students were killed have been released from hospital.

The students from Brooksby Melton College were on a field trip as part of a degree in animal management and welfare.

Nine of the group remain in hospital in South Africa, the college said.

Six survivors flew back to the UK on Saturday to be reunited with friends and family.

Eleanor Payne and Samantha Lake, both 19, were killed when the bus crashed on a bend on Thursday morning.

Fellow student Daniel Greenwood, 22, died later in hospital.

'Support and comfort'

There were 18 students and two teachers on the trip.

In a statement, the college said all those involved in the incident now had family with them.

"We have sent another member of the college team out to provide additional support and comfort for those still there," it added.

"We are hoping for more students to fly back to the UK this week once medical clearance to fly has been received."

The group were on a wildlife study tour in the country and were travelling from Swaziland to Nelspruit to visit a monkey sanctuary when their bus overturned on the Bulembu road.

The bus, which was certified roadworthy, was on its way to Leo's Campsite when the accident happened, with the group planning to visit Chimpanzee Eden.

They were running late because the day had started with mist but by the time of the accident it is thought the weather had cleared.

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