Interstate Bus Line to operate as scheduled after Central Park Shopping Centre ceiling collapsed

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Interstate Bus Lines will continue to operate as scheduled, this after a ceiling collapsed at around 10:30 on the Central Park ground floor. This is according to Stakeholder Relations Manager at Interstate Bus Lines, Vuyo Ondala, who told the publication that the bus line was made aware of the incident. “Central Park Management has informed Interstate Bus Lines that it is handling the situation. All of our efforts are directed at bringing the situation under control,” said Ondala.

According to Ondala they understand the urgency of the matter and have implemented their response plan, which places the highest priority on the health and safety of their passengers and employees. Passengers are also advised to use the ‘BUS RAMP’ to access the bus loading bays.

“The ticket office is also operational and no buses are involved. We are in constant communication with Central Park Management and we commit to supplying additional information as and when it becomes available. We will do so by working closely with the media and the public”,” Ondala concluded.

According to OFM News three people were confirmed injured. No fatalities were reported according to police spokesperson, Thabo Covane.

Mangaung Metro Municipality spokesperson, Qondile Khedama is yet to respond to Bloemfontein Courant’s inquiries.

PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

pierce@mahareng.co.za