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Harare: Six die on the spot in head-on road accident

By Nompumelelo Sibanda

SIX people died on the spot while a further six were left hospitalised following a head-on accident involving the vehicles they were travelling in.

The accident occurred Sunday at the 19km peg just outside Harare.

Police national spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident in a police statement which also released names of the deceased. He said the bodies are at Parirenyatwa awaiting post mortem while the injured are being treated at the same institution.

The statement by police is published below:

FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT 19 KM PEG ALONG HARARE-BULAWAYO ROAD

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is saddened with the continued loss of lives on the country’s roads. Speeding, overtaking errors and overloading of vehicles are the major cause of most of these accidents.

On 27th June 2021, six (06) people died on the spot while three (03) others were injured at the 19km peg along Harare-Bulawayo Road, after Whitehouse before Somerby, after a motorist driving a Nissan Navara vehicle, towards Harare, with one passenger aboard, lost control of the vehicle and encroached onto the oncoming lane before colliding head on with a Honda fit vehicle which was travelling towards Bulawayo, with seven occupants.

The victims were identified as follows:

  • Victor Batanai BHOBHI a male adult aged 39 years of house number 5733 Nhowe Norton.
  • Stanley NYANGORE a male adult aged 47 years of Norton.
  • Aaron MIDIYA a male adult aged 27 of Norton.
  • Charles DZIKISA a male adult aged 50 years of 0325 Garikai Norton.
  • Memory MUTERO female adult aged 24 years of Norton. Next of kin is yet to be advised.
  • Beauty KANGAUVARI a female adult aged 20 years of Nhowe phase 2 Norton.

Meanwhile, the injured were taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital where they are receiving treatment while bodies of the deceased are at the same institution awaiting post mortem.

Drivers are urged to be safety conscious and exhibit exemplary driving conduct on the roads to safeguard lives.

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