Nine die in holiday accidents

MASERU — Nine people died in road accidents during the Easter holiday, police figures show.

Police spokesperson Masupha Masupha said there were 61 reported road accidents involving 100 vehicles during the Easter holiday last weekend.

 “Mafeteng had the highest death toll. Four people died in road accidents in that district,” Masupha said.

Two people died in Leribe district, he said.

 “Berea, Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek district each recorded a single death related to road accidents.”

“The number of people who died this year is higher than last year.”

Last year eight people died in road accidents during the same period. 

“Even the number of accidents is higher this year because last year there were only 31 accidents whereas this year there were 61.”

He said 21 people were injured in those accidents.

“People should respect traffic control measures because if they don’t they end up causing accidents.

“They should have courtesy and respect for other drivers,” Masupha said.

“Speeding, overloading and drunkenness causes road accidents. Drivers should learn to respect passengers especially public transport drivers.”

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