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DERAILED: Botswana Railways passenger train


This week’s fatal accident involving the north-bound Botswana Railways (BR) Passenger Train has exposed a total disregard for safety measures by the Parastatal management.

As the relentless rain lashed down on the land, at around 0200 on Tuesday morning, a BR Express with 400 people on board derailed near Palla-Road.

While all the passengers were safely evacuated, two crew members lost their lives. Several more were injured.

It has since emerged that the situation could have been worse had a driver on the south-bound train not defied orders from h...

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