BFTU to BR: 'Account for train accident!'

Passenger train derailed near Mahalapye Tuesday resulting in two fatalities PIC: KOKETSO KGOBOGE
Passenger train derailed near Mahalapye Tuesday resulting in two fatalities PIC: KOKETSO KGOBOGE

Following the passenger train accident that killed two Botswana Railways (BR) employees on Tuesday, The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) has called for the rail operator to account for the loss of lives.

The accident that killed two BR employees, a trainman and a permanent way inspector occurred due to heavy downpours around 2am this week near Bonwapitse River between Pallaroad and Mahalapye.

It was reported that the Francistown-bound train carrying around 400 passengers broke down and some coaches derailed leaving a trainee locomotive driver and her accompanying instructor admitted at the hospital.

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