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Horrific Accident claims 9 lives December

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Statement by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on the accident that claimed nine lives on Monday, 19 December, and another accident that claimed two lives on Sunday, 17 December:

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred on 18th December 2023 at around 0230 hours at the 43-kilometre peg along Harare-Mukumbura Road in which nine people were k!lled whilst three others were injured.

A Honda Fit vehicle with four passengers on board, which was travelling towards Bindura, was involved in a head-on collision with another Honda Fit vehicle with seven passengers on board, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

As a result of the accident, one of the vehicles caught fire resulting in three victims being burnt to ashes beyond recognition.

The bodies of the victims were taken to the Concession Hospital mortuary for post-mortem whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital.

Meanwhile, three people were killed when a Sino truck with three passengers on board was involved in a head-on collision with a DAF truck with one passenger on board at the 50-kilometre peg along Mutare Juliasdale Road on 17th December 2023 at around 1500 hours.

As a result of the collision, the DAF truck swerved to the left resulting in the truck colliding with a motorbike with no passenger on board. Subsequently, the motorbike rider was trapped underneath the DAF truck.

Two victims were identified by their next of kin as listed:

Patience Muzarerawetu a female adult of Wattle Company.
Garikayi Charamba, a male adult of Watsomba Business Centre.
The other victim has not yet been identified by next of kin.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges drivers to observe stipulated speed limits and be exemplary on the roads. Above all, motorists are implored to avoid travelling at night.

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