Saturday, May 30, 2020

Man burns to death in car accident

Police in Tshesebe Village in the North East District are investigating a horrific incident in which a Zimbabwean national who was driving along the Francistown ÔÇô Ramokgwebana road perished in an automobile inferno.

Speaking to the Sunday Standard, the Station Commander at Tshesebe Police Station, Mojaboswa Mathitha, said that the vehicle burnt to ashes and the driver of the vehicle perished in the car and was burnt beyond recognition.

“It looks like the car overturned and the seat belt tied the driver into the car and he failed to escape leading to the driver burning in the car,” he said.

Mathitha revealed that the accident is the only one of its kind which occurred along the road this year.

He went on to add that last week they also attended to another accident involving three Zimbabwean nationals in which a car overturned near Tsamaya Village, but the driver and the two passengers escaped with minor injuries.

The Station Commander said that the problem that they have realized is that most Zimbabweans travel long distances from as far as Gaborone and the majority of these accidents are caused by long hours of driving, especially travelling in the middle of the night.

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