Three British students killed in South Africa road crash

Four more in intensive care after bus carrying Lancashire students overturns.

Three British students were killed, and several injured, following a road crash in South Africa.

Their bus overturned near Nelspruit, a small town in north-eastern South Africa.

A party of 18 students and two lecturers from Brooksby Melton College, a further education college in Melton Mowbray, Lancashire, were on the bus, as well as a South African guide.

Those killed have been named as Eleanor Payne, 19, Samantha Lake, 19, and Daniel Greenwood, 22.

The British high commission said that four more people were in intensive care, in a serious, but stable condition. Eight remained in hospital for observation overnight, including the two lecturers.

Police are investigating what caused the vehicle to veer off the road, and are considering whether to bring charges against the Zimbabwean driver.

The students, all aged 18 to 22, were studying for a foundation degree in animal management and welfare, and were on a wildlife study tour in South Africa.