Kweneng leads probe into Matsha disaster

Molepolole: Tempers flared during a special full meeting of the Kweneng District Council yesterday when councillors demanded answers as to why the Matsha College students who were involved in a fatal accident on Friday, were transported in trucks when the local authority has buses. Council chairman Jeffrey Sibisibi called a special full council meeting to brief councillors because the welfare of most of the students was the responsibility of the council through the Remote Area Development (RAD) programme.

Seven students died while many others were admitted at four hospitals: 68 at Scottish Livingstone Hospital, 29 at Princess Marina Hospital, eight at Bokamoso Private Hospital and six at Gaborone Private Hospital. The driver and his assistant are among those admitted at Scottish Livingstone Hospital.

The students were going to their homes after writing form five examinations on Friday when their truck overturned near Dutlwe in the Letlhakeng Sub-District. The truck, similar to those that carry cattle, had 126 students on board.

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