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AllAfrica.com
Dead Girls Transported Like CattleThe young children who died in a traffic pile-up on their way to Swaziland's Re
Dead Girls Transported Like Cattle
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
The young children who died in a traffic pile-up on their way to Swaziland's Reed Dance were packed into the back of a truck like cattle, photographs of the event reveal. The girls were forced to stand up in the back of an open truck cheek-by-jowl.... Read more
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iol.co.za
Safety blitz plan for KZN reed danceREUTERSTransport MEC Willies Mchunu says his department has security measures i
Safety blitz plan for KZN reed dance
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
REUTERSTransport MEC Willies Mchunu says his department has security measures in place to prevent scenes such as this one in Swaziland, where dozens of maidens arrived standing on the back of a dump truck. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters Durban -... Read more
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iol.co.za
King’s Reed Dance goes on after tragedyREUTERSKing Mswati III, centre, arrives with his regiments after maidens delive
King’s Reed Dance goes on after tragedy
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
REUTERSKing Mswati III, centre, arrives with his regiments after maidens delivered reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko Mbabane - The main event of Swaziland’s Reed Dance – in which one... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Reed dance road safety warningThe KwaZulu-Natal department of arts and culture, in partnership with the munic
Reed dance road safety warning
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
The KwaZulu-Natal department of arts and culture, in partnership with the municipalities, has arranged 209 buses and 26 taxis to ferry maidens to the reed dance, which takes place in Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma this weekend. The call for vehicle... Read more
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Canberra Times
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceMaidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their gro
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's dance
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
Maidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their group were killed in a road accident. Photo: Reuters Johannesburg: Dozens of girls and young women have been killed as they travelled to a traditional festival where the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceMaidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their gro
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's dance
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
Maidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their group were killed in a road accident. Photo: Reuters Johannesburg: Dozens of girls and young women have been killed as they travelled to a traditional festival where the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Thousands of Young Women to Dance for Swazi KingThousands of young women were Monday preparing to sing and dance in front of Sw
Thousands of Young Women to Dance for Swazi King
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Thousands of young women were Monday preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy. The annual ceremony is known as Umhlanga or "reed dance", because the dancers carry reeds used in... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Calls for counselling for Reed Dance festival crash survivors The girls were going to cut reeds ahead of the festival where the King usuall
Calls for counselling for Reed Dance festival crash survivors
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
The girls were going to cut reeds ahead of the festival where the King usually selects a new wife. FILE: The Reed Dance ceremony is an annual Swazi cultural event where tens of thousands... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 31 August 2015The 'world's tallest man' is in Zimbabwe; the hour of reckoning nears for Zulu
African Press Review 31 August 2015
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The 'world's tallest man' is in Zimbabwe; the hour of reckoning nears for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, who fanned xenophobic attacks on Africans; and the Nigerian president has his daggers drawn with his predecessor over the fight against... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to the Kingdom of Swaziland Following Road AccidentOn behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, His Exc
President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to the Kingdom of Swaziland Following Road Accident
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to His Majesty King Mswati III, the Government and people of the Kingdom of Swaziland, following the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Condolences to Swaziland Following AccidentPretoria — South Africa has sent its condolences to the neighbouring Kingdom of
Condolences to Swaziland Following Accident
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Pretoria — South Africa has sent its condolences to the neighbouring Kingdom of Swaziland following a road accident which claimed the lives of many young women. According to reports, over 30 maidens were travelling in an open truck along the Mbabane... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceMaidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their gro
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's dance
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Maidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their group were killed in a road accident. Photo: Reuters Johannesburg: Dozens of girls and young women have been killed as they travelled to a traditional festival where the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Over 100 killed on SA, Swazi roadsNtombi Thwala, Siyavuya Mzantsi, Siyabulela Mqikela and Anna Cox IT WAS a trag
Over 100 killed on SA, Swazi roads
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
Ntombi Thwala, Siyavuya Mzantsi, Siyabulela Mqikela and Anna Cox IT WAS a tragic weekend on South African and Swazi roads as more than 100 people, including 65 girls, died in two separate accidents on Friday and Saturday. An investigation has been... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dozens of Festival-Goers Killed in Swaziland Truck CrashAt least 38 girls have died in a road crash while traveling to a traditional fe
Dozens of Festival-Goers Killed in Swaziland Truck Crash
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
At least 38 girls have died in a road crash while traveling to a traditional festival in Swaziland. About 40,000 descend on the king's royal residence each year for the event, meant to celebrate womanhood and virginity. Trucks carrying scores of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Call to Cancel Reed Dance After DeathsA rights organisation in Swaziland has called on King Mswati III to cancel the
Call to Cancel Reed Dance After Deaths
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
A rights organisation in Swaziland has called on King Mswati III to cancel the Reed Dance due to take place on Sunday (30 August 2015) and Monday out of respect for the dozens of girls and young women who were reportedly killed in a truck accident on... Read more
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The Age
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceMaidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their gro
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's dance
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
Maidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their group were killed in a road accident. Photo: Reuters Johannesburg: Dozens of girls and young women have been killed as they travelled to a traditional festival where the... Read more
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WA Today
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceMaidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their gro
Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's dance
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
Maidens prepare to deliver reeds to the annual dance, after dozens of their group were killed in a road accident. Photo: Reuters Johannesburg: Dozens of girls and young women have been killed as they travelled to a traditional festival where the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Swazi revises reed dance crash tollREUTERSA maiden looks on while preparing to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini roy
Swazi revises reed dance crash toll
iol.co.za / Posted 4 days ago
REUTERSA maiden looks on while preparing to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko Johannesburg - Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Death toll lower for Swaziland crash: policePolice have given a much lower toll than previously reported for a road acciden
Death toll lower for Swaziland crash: police
Sky News Australia / Posted 4 days ago
Police have given a much lower toll than previously reported for a road accident in Swaziland involving girls heading to a traditional royal ceremony. "Thirteen people have died and the toll hasn't risen since the accident,' police spokesman... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
Hawaii News Now / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
KXXV Waco / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersJOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before t
Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash. A reported... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
Hawaii News Now / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
KXXV Waco / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a repo
Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Dozens of women killed in crash en route to King of Swaziland's dancing virgin festivalIt is understood that the truck swerved to avoid another car, throwing its pass
Dozens of women killed in crash en route to King of Swaziland's dancing virgin festival
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
It is understood that the truck swerved to avoid another car, throwing its passengers onto the road where they were run down by oncoming traffic. “The king has already mourned to the nation and that is enough, the reed dance is going on as... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG: Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremony
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG: Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of the women as his wife. Four trucks transporting scores... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremony
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of the women as his wife. Four trucks transporting scores... Read more
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The Star
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremonyJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremony
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of the women as his wife. Four trucks... Read more
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Reuters
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremonySwaziland's King Mswati III (C) arrives with his regiment for the annual Reed D
Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremony
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
Swaziland's King Mswati III (C) arrives with his regiment for the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 28, 2011. JOHANNESBURG Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on... Read more
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The New Age
13 killed in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant: policeThirteen people were killed in a road accident in Swaziland involving girls hea
13 killed in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant: police
The New Age / Posted 5 days ago
Thirteen people were killed in a road accident in Swaziland involving girls heading to a traditional royal ceremony police said Sunday, giving a much lower toll than previously reported. "Thirteen people have died and the toll hasn't risen" since... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Confusion still reigns over death-toll in horror Swaziland accidentIn the first official statement on the accident‚ posted on Sunday‚ the Royal Sw
Confusion still reigns over death-toll in horror Swaziland accident
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
In the first official statement on the accident‚ posted on Sunday‚ the Royal Swaziland Police Service states on its website that 13 people were killed – two of them men‚ both aged 25‚ while the other victims were all young girls aged between 11 and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crashJOHANNESBURG -- One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported
Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG -- One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands of... Read more
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ABC News
Driver Arrested, Charged With Negligence in Swaziland CrashOne of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women
Driver Arrested, Charged With Negligence in Swaziland Crash
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. The girls and young women were killed while on their way to join thousands of others at... Read more
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Eye Witness News
#Swaziland: Mswati advised to declare two days of national mourning 65 girls were reportedly killed when the truck they were travelling in to Ree
#Swaziland: Mswati advised to declare two days of national mourning
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
65 girls were reportedly killed when the truck they were travelling in to Reed Dance Festival crashed. FILE: Swaziland's King Mswati III. Picture: GCIS. Swaziland,King Mswati... Read more
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The New Age
Death toll in Swazi accident rises to 65At least 65 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way
Death toll in Swazi accident rises to 65
The New Age / Posted 5 days ago
At least 65 young women have died in a road accident in Swaziland on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of them as his wife, an advocacy group said on Saturday. Trucks transporting scores of young women to the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Zuma sends condolences to Swaziland following horror road crashPresident Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolences to King Mswati III and t
Zuma sends condolences to Swaziland following horror road crash
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of condolences to King Mswati III and the Swaziland government following a horrific road accident in the tiny neighbouring kingdom on Friday that claimed the lives of many young women and left scores others... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Swazi king urged to call off the Reed Dance The Swazi government hasn’t released an official number & Mswati is still exp
Swazi king urged to call off the Reed Dance
Eye Witness News / Posted 5 days ago
The Swazi government hasn’t released an official number & Mswati is still expected to choose a new wife today. Swazi girls dance and sing as they walk to the Royal palace two day ahead of the traditional... Read more
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