Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested.

The Times of Swaziland reported on Sunday that the man appeared in court on Saturday was charged with negligent driving. He remains in police custody.

The newspaper said the 46-year-old man is a driver employed by the government of Swaziland.

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The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands of others at Swaziland’s most famous traditional festival, the annual reed dance.

A rights group, the Swaziland Solidarity Network, claims that the death toll has risen to 65. Swazi police dispute this, saying that only 13 people died.


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