By Staff Reporter.
Developing story on our desk is that Mwanza Border has registered 10 dead bodies on transit from South Africa. Two deaths due to illness ( Pneumonia and Chronic illness each resprctively) The rest, history not very clear. However, their case history indicates just “Natural Deaths”.
Verbal investigations from drivers reveal that most of them have been killed by angry mobs.
When brought to Hospital for treatment in RSA, they were not attended to by medical personnels for being afraid of contracting COVID 19.
According to the conversation, this seems to be the current situation out there.
Once a person has died, they just write natural death without thorough assessment. However, further and detailed investigations indicate no danger related to COVID 19.
However, we could not get information from direct sources/relatives because all have been held back at Belt Bridge.
Its only the drivers and a husband to one of the deceased telling us all the information.
Everything including vehicles have been disinfected. Three drivers and one passenger properly screened, hands disinfected and well advised on covid 19 precautionary measures to be taken. Investigation established that all three drivers are travelling with hand sanitizers.
We are busy informing the concerned Districts to institute surveillance and preventive measures upon the arrival of these bodies bearing in mind that the deaths are from a Covid 19 Red Zone country (RSA).
More details to come after full Police report has been established.