38 killed in truck crash
LOBAMBA: At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland’s most famous traditional festival.
About 20 others were injured when the truck they were in collided with another vehicle. The girls and young women were on their way to the Swazi king’s royal residence for the annual reed dance.
About 40,000 young women participate in the eight-day reed dance ceremony.
Swaziland is Africa’s last absolute monarchy, ruled by King Mswati since 1986.