The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has said that at least 17 people were killed, while 78 others were injured in 120 separate road traffic accidents recorded countrywide since the start of the Easter Holiday last Friday making it one of the bloodiest holidays.
Police said during the same period last year, nine people were killed and 43 were injured in 140 traffic accidents. About 33 unroadworthy vehicles were impounded this year, compared to 221 last year. Although this year’s Easter Holiday was one of the bloodiest, the number of arrests declined from 13 932 last year, to 12 503 this year. Eight fatal accidents were recorded both last year and this year.
In a statement yesterday, police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the high death toll was triggered by the Chinhoyi accident that claimed six passengers on the spot. Three people died in the Chipinge accident while the Masvingo and Rusape accidents claimed two lives each while the remaining four died in separate accidents.
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