Five Years later: Buttskop level crossing victims remembered

25 August 2015 4:44 PM

 A Memorial Wall was unveiled today to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of 10 children at the Buttskop level crossing in Blackheath.  The Memorial Wall was erected at the Welmoed Cemetery near Eerste River, as most of the children who died in the accident were buried there.

The learners were being transported to school in a minibus-taxi when the driver attempted to cross a railway and their vehicle collided with a train.  CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to the man who supported calls for a Memorial Wall for the victims of the Buttskop level crossing accident, Steven Vuba:  “It was an emotional endeavour. Most of them were there, members of the community, the parents in tears as we unveiled the tombstones for these kids.”

— Steven Vuba