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Five people died on the spot while nine others were seriously injured when a Mutare bound Inter Africa bus came off Harare-Mutare Highway in the early hours of Wednesday (26 April) and hit a tree at Shamu near Odzi.

Officer Commanding Police in Manicaland Isaac Tavengwa confirmed the accident and attributed it to speed and fatigue. He said those that were injured were taken to Mutare Provincial Hospital and Rusape General Hospital. He did not release the names of the deceased as their next of kin have not been notified yet.

According to sources interviewed by The Herald, the driver was dozing at the wheel and at one point took a nap at Nyazura before abruptly starting the engine with the bus getting involved in an accident 30 km after he had resumed the journey.

More: Herald


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