Post-mortem results for bus crash victims to be completed soon: Phaahla

Post-mortem results for bus crash victims to be completed soon: Phaahla

Health Minister Joe Phaahla hopes the post-mortem results for the identified Limpopo bus crash victims will be completed by the end of the week.

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More than 40 people were killed when a bus travelling between Botswana and South Africa plunged off a bridge and caught fire on Thursday.

The bus was reportedly travelling to Moria for the Easter weekend.

Briefing the media on Tuesday, Phaahla said the sole survivor, an 8-year-old girl, is recovering well in hospital.

“We only have one 8-year-old survivor who we are very happy is doing well. Very soon, she will be discharged and able to go back home.

“As the government of South Africa, we are doing everything possible to make sure that the families of those who have departed get closure as speedily as possible. The team is working hard, doing everything humanly possible with all the technology available to complete the required postmortems.

“Those who have already been identified and are just waiting for final legally required formal victim identification will be ready to be repatriated by tomorrow once all the procedures, including for the remains to be taken back to their country, have been completed.”

Phaahla has also conveyed his condolences to the families of the bus crash victims. 


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