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Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony

“At least 38 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 traditional Umhlanga Reed Dance collided on Friday near the town of Matsapha on Swaziland’s major highway, the Times of Swaziland reported. The local hospital’s emergency room was full of injured and dead women, the Times of Swaziland reported.”

Source: Dozens of young Swazi women die on road to royal ceremony | Reuters

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