Tragic year

Road accidents continue to claim lives
Road accidents continue to claim lives

FRANCISTOWN: The increasing horrific incidents of fatal road accidents in the country are a cause for concern because of the rate at which lives are lost in the process.

Amongst the tragic road accidents which claimed lives across the country, the Mafhungo-Hubona village fatal accident will remain etched in the history books and be remembered by Batswana.

The tragic accident which happened in July involved two public minibuses and a Toyota Dyna claimed the lives of 16 people leaving 14 survivors. The minibuses from Francistown were carrying 27 passengers bound for Sowa Town and Maitengwe respectively, whereas the Toyota Dyna was travelling from the opposite direction.

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