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Matsha accident report expected this week

SHARON MATHALA
Matsha students bid farewell to a departed colleague after the horrific truck acident
Investigations into the Matsha truck accident, which claimed seven young lives, and injured others are said to be at an advanced stage, with the reconstruction report expected to be complete this week.

Asked on the latest development in the tragic accident that left the nation reeling with shock and anger, Takatokwane Police station commander Toi Maraganyane told Mmegi yesterday that, “Investigations are still ongoing. As we indicated earlier we engaged our accident reconstruction specialist as well as the Transport (DTRS) officials, after they hand in both their reports, investigations into the matter will be complete and if need be we will share with the public”.

The divisional traffic officer South, assistant commissioner Engemadzo Sechele, leads the investigations. Pressed further, Maraganyane said they are awaiting reports from their internal accident reconstruction specialist as well as another

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report from the Department of Transport and Road Safety (DTRS).

He added that the accident specialist would submit his report by the weekend.

Meanwhile a report from Princess Marina Hospital states that only seven of the 31 students admitted after the November 13 accident remain hospitalised.

According to a press statement issued by the hospital last week, only one student is still in intensive care while two were referred to South Africa for further medical attention. The other four are reportedly making progress. The hospital also confirmed that the students sustained various injuries including head injuries, bruises, laceration and fractures among others.



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