Driver of King Lion bus was speeding despite our pleas: Survivors

Survivors of the horror crash which involved a King Lion bus which was heading to Zambia, have accused the driver of speeding. The passengers added that they tried to plead with the driver to exercise caution, but he ignored all their pleas. He was one of the 43 people who died on the spot. Another two people are reported to have died at the hospital.  At least 24 people were injured.

The accident occurred at around 10 pm on Wednesday night near the 256km peg in Nyamakate, about 40km outside Karoi along the Harare-Chirundu highway.

Nathan Kanaveti a survivor said:

After we left Chinhoyi, two women told the driver twice that he was speeding, but he did not take heed,

He driver tried to overtake a truck after Lions Den in front of an oncoming vehicle before applying emergency brakes and returning to his lane.

Another survivor, George Mutete added that the bus was overloaded saying:

All other buses refused to stop because they were full. I had come from Chegutu and I managed to board the King Lion bus and sat on the doorsteps,

More: Herald

 


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