Two truck drivers died and one other was injured in a multiple truck collision on the Trans Kalahari Highway in Botswana on Friday.

The Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCs), says five trucks have been involved in the road crash, caused by poor visibility as a result of a veld fire.

The TKCs confirm that two of the trucks are Namibian registered, while the other two are registered in Botswana.

The fifth truck, a fuel tanker, caught fire and was burned to ashes, making the identification of the driver and establishing the origin of the truck difficult at this stage.

The accident happened near Kang, about 400 kilometres from Gaborone and about the same distance from the Buitepos Border Post in Namibia.

The road that was closed due to the road crash has since been reopened.



Peter Denk