Greyhoud bus driver crushed to death

Greyhoud bus driver crushed to death

By Thupeyo Muleya

A Greyhound bus driver was yesterday crushed to death at Beitbridge Border Post when he was trapped under a bus while attending to a tyre puncture

It is understood that the tyre deflated at around 1pm when the bus was being searched by customs officers. The now deceased then went under the bus to put a second jack, but the first one gave in resulting in the incident.

Border authorities said the driver was later pulled out by other travellers and taken to Beitbridge District Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on admission.

“The bus was travelling from Johannesburg in South Africa to Bulawayo. The now deceased had his left upper chest trapped under the bus for a few minutes before some travellers pulled him out,” said one official.

Police were still to release the driver’s name.

The incident comes a few months after a tout was run over by a bus.

The incident occurred while the tout was taking a siesta under the bus. The Chronicle

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