A number of Sophia-bound passengers are now hospitalised after the minibus in which they were traveling ended up in the Homestretch Avenue canal around 17:00hrs on Wednesday.
City Council workers, who were nearby, rushed to the scene of the accident and rescued the passengers from what could have been a huge tragedy.
According to an eyewitness, the bus was heading east on its way to Sophia when a motor car, also heading in the same direction, made a sudden u-turn into the path of the bus in order to go in the opposite direction.
The eyewitness explained that in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision, the driver of the bus veered off into the canal, but not before slightly hitting the car and a large green-heart plank that was placed across one of the entrances of the Durban Park.
When INews arrived on the scene, the entire bus was submerged.
INews understands that one of the passengers lost a finger in the accident and others suffered minor cuts and bruises.
The Police have since launched an investigation into the incident. (Story and photo by Carl Croker)