13 Zim­bab­weans in­jured dur­ing de­por­ta­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Thu­peyo Mu­leya Beit­bridge Bureau

THIR­TEEN Zim­bab­weans were in­jured, one of them se­ri­ously, when a South African Home Af­fairs truck they were be­ing de­ported in over­turned near Musina town on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred along the N1 high­way be­tween Musina and Makhado towns. The truck was trav­el­ling from Tho­hoyan­dou with 18 il­le­gal im­mi­grants who were be­ing repa­tri­ated to Zimbabwe via Beit­bridge border post. Sources at the border post said yes­ter­day that 12 vic­tims who had mi­nor in­juries were treated and dis­charged at Musina Hos­pi­tal on Fri­day. “One of the vic­tims who suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries is still ad­mit­ted at the hos­pi­tal,” said an of­fi­cial.

Musina po­lice spokesper­son, Con­sta­ble Dakalo Ra­m­ag­weda, con­firmed the crash yes­ter­day. “The ve­hi­cle was car­ry­ing un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants all of them Zim­bab­weans. It over­turned be­fore get­ting to Musina. Sev­eral peo­ple were in­jured but I don’t have the ac­tual fig­ures at the mo­ment..”

Re­cently 18 peo­ple, most of them Zim­bab­weans, were se­ri­ously in­jured when three ve­hi­cles were in­volved in a pile up be­tween Beit­bridge.

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