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Dozens of Girls Killed in Swaziland Truck Crash

Dozens of Girls Killed in Swaziland Truck Crash

A truck crashed into another vehicle while travelling on the road between Mbabane and Manzini cities of Swaziland, on August 28. The accident happened when the open truck was transporting a group of girls who were to perform Reed Dance before King Mswati III. According to local police, 13 girls were killed in the crash while 20 others were [...]

3 Buses Collided in Swaziland; 2 Dead

3 Buses Collided in Swaziland; 2 Dead

A crash involving 3 buses killed 2 people in Manzini, Swaziland, at about 3 p.m. on June 10. The accident happened at the Manzini Bus Rank when a bus rammed a stationary bus, killing its conductor on the spot. The impact also forced the stationary bus to crash into another one, which instantly killed a bus rank marshal. Authorities confirmed [...]

Four Die When Bus Hurtles Over Treetops

Four Die When Bus Hurtles Over Treetops

What: Isiphiwo Bus Service 72-seater bus Where: Mbulizi River, Swaziland, When: 5:30 pm Who: 4 fatalities, 10 injured Why: According to the driver, Simanga Motsa,. there was a flat and the steering wheel locked up, causing the driver to lose control while turning a corner approaching a bridge. The bus hit the guard rails, went over a [...]

Twenty Injured in Swazi Bus

Twenty Injured in Swazi Bus

What: Correctional Services bus en route to Where: Mehl’wabovu hill, Swaziland When: Sept 18 2011 Who: 60 aboard the bus, 20 injured Why: The bus was en route from an annual ritual event when the brakes of the Correctional Services bus failed on the downgrade of Mehl’wabovu hill. When he realized the brakes had failed, he had the [...]