Reports from Botswana indicate that 5 people lost their lives in a Seabelo bus accident that occurred along the A1 Road near Tropic of Capricorn around 6am on Tuesday morning.
According to the Botswana Daily News, local police head Superintendent Kgosienalerona Sechoni of Mahalapye said that the accident involved two buses.
One of the buses was heading for Francistown and the other for Zimbabwe. The police said that initial reports indicated that the driver of the bus going to Zimbabwe had pulled off the road.
His colleague on the Francistown bound bus thought that the bus that he was trailing was in motion, only to realise when it was too late that the bus was stationery and as such crashed on it. The driver lost control after knocking against the rear of the other bus and drove through the bush.
The deceased are three women, a man and boy suspected to be aged two years, according to Botswana police.