A Kombi overturned along Plumtree Road in Bulawayo’s Belmont Industrial Area on Thursday night killing one person while 13 others were injured.
The accident occurred around 9:30 pm when the Kombi which was headed towards the city veered off the road and overturned. Bulawayo Chief Fire and Ambulance Officer Mr Richard Peterson said:
We received an SOS call at around 9:50 PM on Thursday 7 February 2019. Our ambulances ferried eight people to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries while three other people were rushed to hospital by Centurion and Emras ambulances which were also called to the scene.
One injured person, perhaps due to panic and confusion, got off the vehicle and ran aimlessly before collapsing and dying within the vicinity of the accident scene.
All the passengers that we ferried to the hospital were males between the ages of 17 and 21. It is unfortunate that we continue to lose lives like this. Motorists should safely transport commuters.
The deceased person’s name could not be revealed as his next of kin had not been notified.