Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Man fatally mangled by Goods Train

A middle aged man had his head decapitated and his torso and legs mashed under the wheels of a north-bound goods train that near Old Naledi yesterday (Saturday).

It is reported that the deceased, who has still to be identified, allegedly jumped on to the rail track as a goods train was approaching.

The deceased head was cut off together with his hands while the rest of the body remained in between the rail track.

When contacted for comment, Sub Inspector Sejerero of Naledi Police station in Gaborone said, “It is not clear what really happened.”

He said after the investigation they would be able to say what really happened as well as release the identity of the deceased when the next of kin have been informed.

In a brief interview with Sunday Standard the Public Relations Manager of Botswana Railways, Kagiso Mbaiwa, confirmed the incident but could not be drown into giving the details of the accident.

He said it was too early to come up with any suggestions as the matter had been referred to the police.

He said accidents affect train operations and appealed to members of the public not to use trains to commit suicide because this psychologically affects the train crew.


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