Limpopo bus crash victims all from Botswana

Limpopo bus crash victims all from Botswana

The victims of the horrific bus accident in Limpopo are all Batswana. The South African Police Service's INTERPOL National Central Bureau office has confirmed their nationalities.

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Forty-five people were killed when the bus they were travelling in went off a bridge and caught fire near Mokopane.


An eight-year-old girl is the only survivor. She's being treated in hospital.


It's understood the 45-seater bus was ferrying the passengers from the neighbouring country to Moria for the Easter pilgrimage.


Police say the passenger manifest from the owner shows there were 31 females and 15 males on board, all of them from the village of Molepolole, near Gaborone.

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SAPS national spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says INTERPOL NCB Pretoria is in constant contact with INTERPOL NCB Gaborone.


“Police have registered and are investigating a case of culpable homicide. As of 11am on Friday, 29 March 2024, only 34 bodies have been found thus far. Of the 34, only 9 are identifiable. Authorities are still combing the scene for more bodies.”


President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims and the Republic of Botswana.
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