Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

TRAGIC CRASH: Dyna involved in the accident

News

16 die in tragic road accident

• 16 people die along A3road (Mafungo – Hubona road)

• Both Combi drivers died on the spot

• Dyna driver still fighting for his life

Police in Francistown have confirmed the deaths of 16 people who perished in a tragic road accident along the Hubona/Mafungo A3 road last night.

14 passengers are said to have died on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital this morning.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

In an interview with The Voice this afternoon, Tatitown Police Assistant Superintendent Modise Kgatlhang said his officers received a report of the accident around 1925hrs on Thursday.

In a pile-up that left bodies scattered on the road side, Kgatlhang said they suspect a Francistown bound Dyna mini-truck, possibly strayed on to wrong lane and collided head-on with a combi.

“We suspect another combi which was right behind, rammed into the pile-up,” he said.

BURNT: Maitengwe combi

The two passenger mini buses were on their way to Maitengwe and Sowa Town respectively.

According to Kgatlhang, there were 31 people altogether and 14 were certified dead upon arrival at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital while two died this morning.

“Both Combi drivers died while the Dyna driver and other passengers are still hospitalised,” Kgatlhang said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

News

In an urgent application filed by Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse, Thapelo Matsheka’s, wife, Veronica Matsheka at the Lobatse high Court yesterday, the...

News

Help us find Dr. Rowland A purported Neuro Surgeon Specialist, Dr. Thabo Rowland, is a wanted man. At least 25 people are looking for...

News

WATCH: In case you missed yesterday’s High Court judgement when Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe ruled against the detention of Lobatse Member of Parliament (MP) Thapelo...

News

WATCH: The Court of Appeal has set aside nine strokes of the cane that were to be administered on petty criminal, Temogo Radidiba (white...

Business

WATCH: A research by the Faculty of Engineering at University of Botswana has produced a blended biodiesel that is said to be much cheaper...

Politics

Former Minister of Defence and Botswana Democratic (BDP) Deputy Secretary General, Shaw Kgathi, has thrown his name in the hat for the Secretary General...

News

Passenger relives horror A3 crash that killed 16. “Piercing screams of dying people and those in pain were the only sounds one could hear...

Latest News

Supermarket launches grocery coupon scheme Payless Supermarket has launched a grocery coupon scheme which will allow customers to buy food commodities on credit and...

News

Father strangles son then commits suicide A Tutume family have been ripped apart by a suspected murder-suicide which left a little boy dead and...

News

Kopong ‘hitman’ locked up for a decade An alleged hitman who was hired to kill a teacher in Kopong has been locked up for...

Politics

BDP MP reports councillor for threat to kill Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Letlhakeng Sub-District Council Chairperson also Councillor for Mantshwabisi, Meshack Tshenyego, has appeared...

News

Cricket lovers were a happy lot on Tuesday following Zimbabwe’s victory. It was actually breaking news and I immediately thought of my charming Sub...

News

From mouths of MPs “I have never seen a party without promises, it will be the first time” Tsogwane Last week Vice President, Slumber...

Advertisement