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15 die in Zimbabwe road accident

by Staff reporter
21 Nov 2015 at 16:06hrs | Views

15 people died yesterday in a road accident which occurred along the Harare-Nyamapanda road near Nyamuwanga shopping centre in Mudzi.

National police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the accident which occurred around last night.

She said the circumstances were that, a Mazda Bongo was travelling towards Mutoko with 23 members of the Mwazha apostolic sect on board.

On approaching that 205 kilometer peg, the vehicle hit two stones that were mounted on its lane.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and it swerved to the right resulting in head-on collision with a commuter omnibus which was travelling towards the opposite direction with 16 passengers on board.

13 people including the driver of the Mazda Bongo died on the spot while 22 others, who were injured were rushed to Kotwa hospital.

Two died later while being transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.

Meanwhile, names of the deceased are being withheld until their next of kin are informed.

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Source - zbc