9 people died in an accident involving a Greenfuel sugar cane haulage truck and a commuter omnibus at Chimambo rural business centre, about four kilometers from Checheche growth point in Chipinge, Manicaland Province.
8 others were critically injured when the haulage truck had a head on collision with the omnibus. The haulage truck was coming from Middle Sabi and tried to overtake another truck from the same company, resulting in a head on collision with a Nissan Caravan omnibus.
The 8 injured have been referred to Chiredzi while it took about three hours to remove the trapped bodies of the Nissan Caravan driver and a passenger in the front seat. Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police details are attending the scene and preliminary findings indicate that 9 people died on the spot. Assistant Commissioner Nyathi said although the details are still sketchy, the kombi was carrying 17 passengers despite being authorised to carry 15 passengers.
Chipinge is a Town located in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Chipinge
Paul Nyathi is a Zimbabwean police officer who is the national spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). He holds the rank of Chief Superintendent and is the Staff Officer for Press and Public Relations where he deputizes Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Charity Charamba. Read More About Paul Nyathi
Kombi is the informal name of minibuses in Zimbabwe. This is usually given to the 18 seater type which are privately owned but used for public transport in the country. They are the most popular form of public transport in Zimbabwe a result of the... Read More About Kombi