Sole survivor of Limpopo bus crash set to be discharged soon

The eight-year- old sole survivor of the Limpopo bus crash is deemed to be in good spirit as she should be discharged soon.

Miraculous survival young girl survives Bus Crash

An eight-year-old girl who was the only survivor of the Limpopo bus crash was taken for medical examination after the accident.

The young girl had miraculously not even broken a single bone from the accident is in good spirit and is set to be discharged as soon as Wednesday.

According to the Citizen Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has pleaded that the child’s identity must be protected as the tragic incident had psychological impacts on both the child and the mother.

Over the weekend the police announced that out of the 34 bodies that were recovered at the scene of the accident only nine bodies were initially identifiable however, after a radiology study over the weekend, only eight bodies were identifiable.

41 bodies recovered from the bus crash

Reported by the Citizen, the bus company and Border Management Authority have confirmed that there were 46 people on the bus when it was crossing the border, but the police have only managed to recover 41 body remains.

Health Minster Dr Joe Phaahla urges families of those who were on the bus to not panic as the process is going to take a long time.

Phaahla stated that the department of health was in no position to give an exact timeline on when the process will be completed.

According to the Citizen, Ramathuba stated that the government did not want to cause a state of panic to the deceased families and emphasised that the reports are still preliminary as the forensic processes are underway. 

The bus was carrying 46 Botswana nationals on their way to Moria crashed off a bridge and caught fire on Thursday, leaving a devastating toll.

The tragic incident occurred on the R518 road near Mokopane, with the bus plunging into a ravine some 50 meters below. In the aftermath, Minister of Transport expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and conveyed sympathies to the Botswanan government.


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