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Pics | 22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana

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In a heart-wrenching incident on Thursday morning, a collision between a Maun-bound mini-bus and a truck en route from South Africa to Zambia claimed the lives of at least 22 people. The tragic accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. near Marapong Junction along the A3 road in Botswana, leaving a devastating impact on the community.

The crash resulted in the immediate loss of 12 men and 10 women, leaving families and friends grief-stricken over their sudden departure. The news was confirmed by Superintendent Robert Mmese of Kutlwano Police Station, who shared the grim details of the incident.

Our deepest condolences go out to all the affected families and loved ones during this difficult time.

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The collision, which remains under investigation, has left the community searching for answers. Law enforcement officials have launched a preliminary inquiry to determine the cause of the accident.

Seven passengers who managed to escape the wreckage are receiving medical treatment at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital. The truck driver suffered minor injuries.

22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana
22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana

In the wake of this tragedy, the trucking community has come together to express their profound condolences. Truck drivers, as well as industry organizations, extend their sympathies to the families who have lost their loved ones in this devastating accident. They share in the grief and pain felt by the affected community and emphasize the importance of road safety.

Truck drivers understand the responsibility they bear in ensuring the well-being of all road users. Accidents like these serve as a stark reminder of the risks involved in transportation and highlight the urgent need for continuous efforts to enhance road safety measures. The trucking community is committed to learning from such incidents, striving to make the roads safer for everyone.

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As the investigation progresses, authorities will delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the collision. It is hoped that the findings will shed light on what transpired, aiding in preventing similar accidents in the future.

22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana
22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana

During this time of immense loss, the affected families and friends are encouraged to lean on each other for support and strength. The community stands in solidarity with them, offering solace and assistance wherever needed.

As we mourn the loss of these precious lives, we must collectively work towards fostering a safer road environment. Together, we can strive to prevent such tragedies from recurring, ensuring that every journey is undertaken with utmost care and caution.

May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace, and may their families find solace in the memories they shared.

22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana
22 Passengers Perish in Horrific Truck Versus Minibus Crash in Botswana
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