10 die in Murewa accident

August 21, 2017
| Report Focus News

10 people died while 13 were injured when two commuter omnibuses collided at the 59km peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway just before Musami Cross business centre this morning.

Four people died on the spot, two who were transferred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare were pronounced dead upon arrival while four others were pronounced dead upon arrival at Musami Mission Hospital in Murewa.

Eyewitnesses said one of the kombis which was travelling from Murewa to Harare encroached onto the lane of another vehicle in a bid to overtake resulting in a head-on collision.

Of the injured, eight were transferred to Parirenyatwa, three to Murewa Hospital and two to Musami Mission Hospital.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner, Charity Charamba confirmed the incident and warned public transport operators to abide by the road rules and regulations and always be cautious on the roads.

Meanwhile, names of the deceased are being with held until their next of kin have been informed.