The Police in Lephalale are investigating the killing of five people during a motor vehicle collision which occurred in Lephapale this afternoon.

It is alleged that a Toyota Pajero was travelling with five occupants, who are all Botswana Nationals, when the vehicle’s tyre burst, lost control and overturned several times until it collided with another car with two occupants, who are both Zimbabwean Nationals.

Three passengers from the Toyota Pajero died instantly and two were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Both occupants from the other car died instantly.

The cause of this collision is believed to be a tyre burst but the ongoing police investigations will still confirm that later.

The process of identifying all the deceased is still unfolding.