Bus crushes driver to death

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Thu­peyo Mu­leya

A DRIVER for a Bu­l­awayo-bound Grey­hound bus was yes­ter­day crushed to death in a freak ac­ci­dent that hap­pened at Beit­bridge Bor­der Post as he at­tended to a tyre punc­ture. It is un­der­stood that the tyre de­flated at around 1PM when cus­toms of­fi­cers were search­ing the bus. The driver was trapped as he at­tempted to put a sec­ond ve­hi­cle jack, when the first one gave in. Bor­der au­thor­i­ties said the driver was later pulled out by other trav­ellers and taken to Beit­bridge District Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead upon ad­mis­sion. “The bus was trav­el­ling from Jo­han­nes­burg in South Africa to Bu­l­awayo. The now de­ceased had his left up­per ch­est trapped un­der the bus for a few min­utes be­fore some trav­ellers pulled him out,” said an of­fi­cial. Po­lice are yet to re­lease the driver’s name. Mata­bele­land South po­lice spokesman, In­spec­tor Philisani Nde­bele said he was yet to get de­tails on the in­ci­dent. An of­fi­cial at the bus com­pany’s Bu­l­awayo of­fice promised to re­spond to in­quiries from Chron­i­cle, but had not done so by late last night.

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