Thirty two commuters who were travelling from Sowa-Town to Francistown narrowly escaped death on Sunday morning after the mini-bus they were travelling in fell from a fly-over near the bus rank.
The bus ‘flew’ into the back yard of Cresta Thapama Hotel and was restrained from hitting the ground, by the foliage of gum trees planted along the screen wall.
While the bus was dangling from the trees Police and employees of fire department managed to evacuate all the passengers who were immediately rushed to Nyangabwe Referral Hospital.
Although some people sustained serious injuries during the crash, most of the passengers escaped with minor injuries, they were treated and later discharged.
It is not yet clear how the freak accident occurred but the driver revealed that the bus experienced a break failure resulting in the loaded vehicle to losing control.
Traffic officer Assistant superintendent, Samuel Sejakgomo, said they are still investigating the incident though the driver claimed that the bus had a mechanical fault and lost control while descending from the fly over.
“Two people were seriously injured while 18 passengers were rushed to the hospital complaining of varying body pains,” he said calling upon drivers to always check the condition of their cars before embarking on a journey.
He said police questioned and released the driver but revealed that an appropriate charge would be laid against him once investigations are complete.