Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Police yet to identify charred remains of car crash victims

Maun Police say they are yet  to establish through DNA, the charred remains of two people who burnt beyond recognition following a fatal car accident along Sehithwa-Tsau road on Sunday. According to Superintendent John Kelebeng of Maun police, the driver of the Ipsum vehicle which had three occupants in it at the time of the accident had hit a tree, which resulted in it overturning and immediately catching fire. The other passenger, a 24 year old lady who is recuperating at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital had managed to escape through the rear window, leaving the driver and the other passenger inside. “The surviving woman collapsed while the police were still questioning her and has been unconscious since then. We are still waiting for her to gain strength, and that is when we will continue our investigations”, said Kelebeng. A 96 year old man was also hit by a car the same day at around 10am in Boseja as he was on his way to church. He died a few hours in hospital.

In another accident, a 26 year old woman reportedly lost her life along the A3 road (Sehithwa-Ghanzi) after she became the only one trapped inside a Gaborone bound bus from Shakawe. Kelebeng revealed that the accident occurred around 8pm on Sunday after the bus hit a donkey. He said the woman has been identified and that her family has been notified.

The police have also remanded in custody, a 25 year old woman who had attempted to kill her 29 year old brother using a pump-action shotgun. The two had allegedly fought over a smoking pipe. Kelebeng said the fight started inside the house, but the victim, who missed the first shot managed to escape soon after the fuming sister went outside the house. “He managed to hide under a bed, but the sister continued shooting from outside the open window. Fortunately it had burglar bars on it; otherwise she could have followed him. We asked about the gun and she told us it belonged to their father and that she has thrown it in the Thamalakane River”.

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