State broadcaster ZBC reports 14 people died after two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare – Nyamapanda highway in Murehwa on Sunday evening. Initially, 11 people were confirmed dead. The number has since been revised upwards.
In a telephone interview with the ZBC News, ZRP Murewa District Commanding Officer Superintendent Frank Masuka, confirmed the fatalities, adding that one infant and 2 children are among the deceased.
The road accident occurred when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on at the 49-kilometre peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, two kilometres from Juru Growth Point last night.
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Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident. He said among the dead is a child. He said one of the omnibuses burst a front tyre and encroached into the lane of oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision with the other omnibus travelling in the opposite direction.
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