10 Perish in Road accident
Ten people died while three others were
injured when the vehicle they were travelling
in burst a rear tyre, veered off the road and
overturned several times near the 369 km peg
along the Harare to Bulawayo Road (R2
Highway) on Friday. Eight people, including
the driver of the vehicle, died on the spot
while another one died on the way to
hospital. The other person died on admission
at United Bulawayo Hospital.
Three more victims were by yesterday still
admitted at United Bulawayo Hospital.
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent
Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident saying
the vehicle, a Toyota Grand Hiace, was
travelling towards Gweru with 13 people on
“A Toyota Grand Hiace was travelling (from
Bulawayo) towards Gweru with 13 passengers
on board,” “On approaching the 369 km peg
on the said road, the rear right tyre burst
and the vehicle veered off the road.
“It overturned and landed on its right side.
Eight people including the driver died on the
spot and one died on the way to the hospital
while the other passed away on admission at
United Bulawayo Hospital.
“Three passengers were injured and are
admitted at United Bulawayo Hospital. The
bodies of the deceased were conveyed to
United Bulawayo Hospital for post mortem.”
Police have urged motorists to ensure that
their vehicles are fitted with tyres that are
not worn out.
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