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A school teacher is among five persons who have been confirmed dead as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a Toyota mini bus travelling along the Landovery main road in St Ann yesterday.


The five — Odain Latty a security guard; Karene Johnson, principal of the Orange Hill Basic School in Brown’s Town; Charles-Anthony Jones; Kevin Minto; and a fifth passenger who was still unidentified up until press time last night — died after the Chinese-made 2007 Golden Dragon bus collided with a Rav 4 on the Llandovery main road. The bus was heading to Brown’s Town after picking up passesngers in Ocho Rios.


The police said that the driving shaft of the bus broke causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which then collided with the Toyota Rav4 that was heading in the opposite direction. 

It is believed the minibus, that plies the Brown's Town to Ocho Rios route, collided with a motor vehicle being driven by a woman.  The minibus bus later overturned.         


However, the driver of the mini bus sustained minor injuries.


Eyewitnesses have attributed speeding to the cause of the deadly accident which left the roof of the mini bus completely ripped.


Firefighters had to rescue passengers trapped in the bus.


The identities of those killed have not been released. 


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