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7 prisoners, warden officers killed in horrific Nyanga head-on crash

By Stanford Madombwe

SEVEN prisoners and officers of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) have died in a horrific head-on collision with a fuel tanker in Nyanga.

Eyewitnesses say the accident occurred Friday before midday on the 67 km peg along Mutare-Nyanga Road when the fuel tanker collided head-on with the prison truck.

The prisoners and the officers were coming from a court session, witnesses say.

Meanwhile, six people were killed in Madziva near the Wimbo Shribe when a BMW vehicle hit a pedestrian, veered off the road and rammed five other pedestrians killing them on the spot.

The BMW was reportedly in a drag race and the driver lost control and ploughed into the pedestrians.

“Both accidents occurred in the morning around 11 am. We will release more information later,” national police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said.

With roads pounding the country, road surfaces are slippery and motorists have been urged to exercise caution. – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺

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