Two die in passenger train accident

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At least two people died and many others sustained injuries when a Botswana Railways passenger train fell of the track near Palla Road early this morning due to heavy downpours in Mahalapye and surrounding areas.

The Francistown-bound train, which was carrying 251 passengers and four Botswana Railways staff members, derailed at around 2am, Mahalapye police confirmed. 

Mahalapye Station Commander Superintendent Omphile Malemenyane said the train, which had eight cabins and a locomotive, crashed into a stream, killing two drivers on the spot while one colleague sustained critical injuries.

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