SA, Botswana to team up for forensic probe into deadly bus crash

SA, Botswana to team up for forensic probe into deadly bus crash

South African police and authorities in Botswana are teaming up for a joint forensic investigation following last week's horrific Easter bus crash in Limpopo. 


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Botswana collected blood samples for analysis from the relatives of the 45 people who lost their lives.  


The bus plunged some 50 metres off a bridge before catching alight near Mokopane.


The sole survivor, an 8-year-old girl, is said to be recovering well in hospital. 


Worshippers from Botswana were making their way to Moria for an annual Easter gathering. 

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The Department of Health's Foster Mohale says the DNA samples will help identify the victims' remains.  

He says Minister Joe Phahlaa will be in Limpopo on Tuesday.


"Minister Phahlaa will be joined by Limpopo MEC for Health Dr. Phophi Ramathuba and other health officials. He will also interact with the sole survivor of the crash and also visit the scene of the incident." 

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