Two Accidents Claim Two Lives

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 51-year-old Zambian woman died in a road accident that happened near Gweta recently.

Superintendent Chabaesele Kesupetswe said seven Zambian nationals were aboard a Nissan vehicle when the accident happened. He said the driver tried to avoid a pothole, which led to the vehicle overturning and the other passengers sustained minor injuries and were treated at Gweta Primary Hospital.

Meanwhile, Maun police are investigating an incident in which a 46- year-old woman was hit by a Mercedes Benz car on December 13. She was certified dead at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital. Supt Kesupetswe said the accident occurred around 10pm at Boseja ward and the vehicle was driven by a 20-year-old man.

Still in Maun, three vehicles collided near Engen filling station on Sunday morning (December 14). One person, who was critically injured, was referred to Nyangabgwe hospital, while four people with injuries were hospitalised at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital and five escaped unhurt.

Supt Kesupetswe said the accident involved a Toyota Hilux, which had about 12 people, a Toyota RunX and an Amarok vehicle. He stated that all the drivers tested negative for driving under alcohol influence, however he cautioned road users in Maun to be careful as the festive season had already started.

Supt Kesupetswe said the roads in Ngamiland were in despicable state with potholes, which were responsible for many accidents. He aised that drivers should avoid overloading, driving under the influence of alcohol and should have patience and tolerance in the roads to curb road traffic accidents.

Meanwhile, Maun police are also investigating a case in which a man is alleged to have killed his younger brother following a misunderstanding at Morutsa settlement last week.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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