Seven killed in Mutare road head-on collision

SEVEN people died, two of them on the spot, when a Honda Fit collided head-on with a Toyota Raum 192km from Harare on the highway to Mutare on Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at around 4am when the Honda Fit was on its way to Harare with five occupants while the Toyota Raum was headed for Mutare with seven occupants.

“On approaching the 192km peg, the driver of the Toyota Raum lost control of the vehicle and encroached into the lane of the oncoming Honda Fit,” said police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

“As a result, there was a head-on collision and two passengers died on the spot while five were pronounced dead on arrival at Rusape Hospital.

“The Honda Fit caught fire and was burnt out,” he said.

The five who were serioulsy injured were admitted to Rusape General Hospital.

The dead were identified as Lincolin Mukwenje (4), Mufaro Chirewa (5), Aydila Mukwenje (6), Nomatter Marera (22), Donwell Banganywa (8), Cleopatra Chirevo (29) and Orient Chirevo (23).

On Monday morning, 13 people were seriously injured when an unregistered Nissan Caravan collided with a Honda Fit at the intersection of Churchill Avenue and Liberation Legacy Way near Borrowdale Racecourse.

Of the 13 people that were injured, 12 were in the kombi and both vehicles were extensively damaged. ■

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