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Three die in Butterworth accident, police need help identifying one victim

Jan 22, 2018
Three die in Butterworth accident, police need help identifying one victim

Butterworth police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after three people, believed to be between the ages of 19 - 21, perished in a road accident over the weekend.

"It is alleged that a sedan car with four occupants - three men and a woman, was driving along the R409 road from Butterworth town towards Msobomvu Township," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha. 

"It is further alleged that the car overturned and the driver died at the scene.

"The other passengers namely a female and male passenger died at Butterworth hospital."

He said that the the fourth male passenger suffered some injuries and is recovering at Butterworth hospital.

"The accident took place on Saturday, at about 19:35, near Zitulele Township, Butterworth along the R409 road," Captain Manatha added.

"The female passenger has not been identified and Butterworth police are appealing to any family, whose female member has not come  home to contact them at 047 401 1100."

He said that the cause of the accident is not known at this point in time, but Butterworth Police is investigating.

"The identities of the deceased are still being withheld until all their relatives are officially informed of their death."