5 die in Seabelo buses crash
12 Feb 2019
Five people died in a road accident along the A1 Road near Tropic of Capricorn this morning.
Superintendent Kgosienalerona Sechoni of Mahalapye police said in an interview that the accident involved two northern bound buses belonging to Seabelo Express. Both buses left Gaborone at 6a.m, one heading for Francistown and the other for Zimbabwe.
Superintendent Sechoni said the deceased, the three that sustained serious injuries and seven who escaped with minor injuries were on the Francistown-bound bus.
He said the bus travelling to Francistown had 27 passengers on board while the other had seven passengers.
Supt Sechoni said the initial information, which was yet to be confirmed, indicated that the driver of the bus going to Zimbabwe had pulled off the road. His colleague on the Francistown bound bus thought that the bus that he was trailing was in motion, only to realise when it was too late that the bus was stationery and as such crashed on it.
According to the police, the driver lost control after knocking against the rear of the other bus and drove through the bush.
The deceased are three women, a man and boy suspected to be aged two years. Supt Sechoni said investigations concerning the accident were ongoing.
The deceased and injured persons were taken to Mahalapye district hospital. ENDS
Source : BOPA
Author : Moshe Galeragwe
Location : MAHALAPYE
Event : Interview
Date : 12 Feb 2019