All 45 Limpopo bus crash victims positively identified

All 45 Limpopo bus crash victims positively identified

The Department of Health in Limpopo says the remains of all 45 victims of the Easter weekend bus crash have been identified through DNA processes.

Limpopo Bus Accident

The crash on the R518 Mmamatlakala road in Mokopane claimed the lives of 45 Botswana citizens.

The 45 worshippers from Botswana died while on their way to St Engenas Zion Cristian Church (ZCC) for an Easter pilgrimage to Moria outside Polokwane when their bus plunged off the bridge and caught fire. 

“The team comprised of members from the SAPS Victim Identification Unit has already finalised packaging the deceased’s remains as part of preparations towards repatriation, and the bodies are now ready,” said Limpopo Health Department spokesperson Thilivhali Muavha. 

“There will be a meeting with a delegation from Botswana on Thursday to finalise death registration with Home Affairs, and the plans of repatriation will be finalised on Friday.” 


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