In a statement yesterday, President Mnangagwa extended his condolences to families that lost relatives when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway on Sunday evening.
Twelve people died on the scene of the accident near Juru Growth Point in Mashonaland East Province. Two more died from their injuries on admission at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Mnangagwa said it was painful that the accident was once again attributed to human error. He said Government would extend assistance towards meeting funeral expenses to the affected families. He wished the injured a speedy recovery. Said Mnangagwa:
It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that I learnt yesterday of yet another road accident involving two commuter omnibuses along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway which by today had claimed 14 innocent lives. This latest commuter omnibus disaster comes hard on the heels of last week’s road accident near Checheche Growth Point in Chipinge that claimed 12 lives when a haulage truck collided with a commuter omnibus.
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