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Driver ploughs into vendors, kills 3

by Staff Reporter
13 Apr 2017 at 05:51hrs | Views
A 41-year-old motorist- Abraham Maruta killed three vendors when he  lost control of his vehicle and ploughing into them in Macheke at the 112km peg along the Harare-Mutare highway.

Two died on the spot while one died upon admission at Marondera General Hospital, NewsDay reported adding that six people were also injured in the accident.

Maruta  is facing culpable homicide charges.

According to the report, Maruta was driving towards Mutare at around 11am on Monday.

When on approaching the 112km peg, he lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road before hitting a stationary Honda Fit in the opposite lane.

He then ploughed into the vendors, who were selling their wares by the roadside.

The Honda Fit, which was being driven by Shemi Makokova (38) heading towards Harare, had four passengers on board, who all sustained injuries.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to the Marondera General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

The deceased were identified as Regina Kadyamusuma (age not given), Melody Mukandi (23) and Moreblessing Rusike (30).

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Source - NewsDay