Six people were killed in two separate road traffic accident that occurred along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road and Harare-Mutare Road on Tuesday morning.
Police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said an Iveco Sprinter with nine people on board lost control along the 180 km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms a fatal road traffic accident that occurred at the 180 km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Road on 6th December 2022 at about 0600 hours. An IVECO Sprinter vehicle with nine (09) passengers on board which was travelling towards Beitbridge veered off the road to the left before hitting a tree.
“As a result of the accident, four (04) passengers died on the spot while six (06) others were injured. The injured people were referred to Neshuro District Hospital for treatment while the bodies of the victims were conveyed to the same institution for post-mortem,” said Nyathi
Assistant Commissioner Nyathi said two people were killed when in a fatal accident involving five vehicles along Harare-Mutare Road near NOIC Mabvuku in Harare.
“In another incident, two (02) people died and 12 others were injured in a fatal road traffic accident involving five vehicles which occurred on 06th December 2022 at around 0630 hours along Harare-Mutare Road near NOIC Mabvuku, Harare.
“A Toyota Wish vehicle with nine passengers on board which was travelling against the flow of traffic collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla vehicle which had three passengers on board. As a result of the accident, the Toyota Wish vehicle swerved and collided with an Isuzu FXZ Auto truck. Subsequently, the trailer of the truck unhooked and hit two vehicles, a Mazda 323 and a Mercedes Benz, which were travelling in the opposite direction,” he said.