Gweru Accident: Death Toll Rises To 11; 6 Victims Were Related

The death toll from the Gweru accident has risen to 11. The accident occurred on Wednesday night about 25 kilometres from Gweru when a bus collided head-on with a minibus.

10 people died on the crash site while one more person died at Gweru Provincial Hospital on Thursday.

Officer Commanding Gweru Traffic Chief Inspector David Kureyi confirmed the death and said six more people were still admitted at the hospital.

The government has offered RTGS$1 000 to each of the bereaved families to assist with funeral arrangements.

Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavima said he appreciated the government’s financial assistance for the bereaved families. Said Mavima:

We mourn the deceased together with bereaved families, but I would like to thank the Government for its quick response in assisting the bereaved families with $1 000 each.

I understand some of the victims were related and it’s very sad. I also got information that both drivers were speeding and I think drivers should desist from this tendency.

Relatives of the deceased people from Kwekwe and Gokwe have been advised to visit the Kwekwe District Administrator’s offices to receive their money.


More: The Herald

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