Wits: Parents struggle to identify children’s dead that bodies
By Matshidiso Makhalanyane According to Wits, parents of the students who died at the accident are struggling to identify the children`s bodies. The accident that happened on Sunday took the lives of nine people when a taxi they were travelling in crashed into a trailer of a stationary truck which caught fire. Seven of those people were Wits Students and also members of the ZCC society. “What is really difficult is to witness parents who are not able to identify their own children because they`ve been burned beyond recognition. As a University we are here to provide support.” Wits dean of students Puleng LenkaBula said “Some of them tried to get out and try and help their peers but the fire couldn`t be extinguished. It was too late. It’s a very traumatic experience they share.”LenkaBula said While this was happening, the University students held gathering on Tuesday for their peers who were involved in an accident. Wits residence council chairperson Xhanti Mshunqane did say that students from residences will gather at the great hall to remember those students who died. Xhanti said that the main aim was to remember those who died and to also show their support. An official memorial service is to be held during the week.