School Children Involved in Harrowing Road Accident near Chivhu

By Staff Reporter

A tragic road accident has left a group of school children, a parent, and a driver injured after a Toyota Quantum Kombi overturned multiple times along the Harare-Beitbridge Road near Chivhu.

The accident occurred earlier today at the 106 km peg, close to Munyati Bridge.

Confirming the incident, the Zimbabwe Republic Police stated that the Kombi was transporting students from Mutero High School in Gutu, along with a parent and the driver. The vehicle was en route to Masvingo when the driver lost control, causing the Kombi to overturn three times before finally coming to a halt.

“The ZRP confirms that a Toyota Quantum Kombi was involved in a serious road traffic accident at the 106 km peg along Harare-Beitbridge Road near Chivhu whilst carrying school children from Mutero High School in Gutu, the driver, and a parent. The kombi was on its way to Masvingo when the driver lost control and the Kombi overturned three times near Munyati Bridge and landed on its wheels. The accident occurred at around 1000 hours this morning. All the vehicle occupants are currently being treated at Chivhu General Hospital,” the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed.

Emergency services swiftly responded to the scene, transporting all the occupants to Chivhu General Hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is yet to be disclosed.

This unfortunate incident once again highlights the need for continued efforts to improve road safety and adherence to traffic regulations.

As investigations into the cause of the accident continue, our thoughts are with the injured, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

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