Mababane - Witnesses searched in the dark for body parts with their cellphone lights after 10 people died in Swaziland’s worst multi-vehicle accident, on Tuesday night during rush hour. On Wednesday dozens of people remained in critical condition.
A truck carrying coal to South Africa crashed into two lanes of commuter traffic east of Mbabane.
“This is a national tragedy,” said Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini on Wednesday.
The prime minister promised that an official investigation into the accident would be held. Such probes into road accidents are almost unknown in the country.
A truck bearing iron ore for the Solgaocar mining company overturned along the median strip at the base of a highway after crashing at high speed into stalled rush-hour traffic.