Botswana: Limpopo Bus Accident - South Africa's Interpol Office Confirms All 46 Passengers Were Botswana Citizens - Search for More Bodies Underway

A bus plunged off a bridge into a ravine and caught fire in Limpopo, South Africa, killing 45 of the 46 people said to be headed for an Easter conference.
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Media Statement

South African Police Service (SAPS)

The South African Police Service (SAPS) INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) office has confirmed that all passengers that died in the Limpopo bus accident and one surviving minor are all Botswana citizens.

INTERPOL NCB Pretoria is in constant liaison with INTERPOL NCB Gaborone in Botswana.

Police have registered and are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

As of 11:00 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.

The surviving minor, an 8-year-old female passenger is receiving medical care in hospital.

According to the passenger bus list from the owner who is also a Botswana citizen, there were 31 females and 15 males on board the 45 passenger seater taxi. All passengers were from a village called Molepolole, near Gaborone.

INTERPOL NCB Pretoria will continue to liaise with and update INTERPOL NCB Gaborone on the process to identify and repatriate the remains of the deceased.

The National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Fannie Masemola has through the INTERPOL office sent his condolences to the families of the victims that perished.

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