An accident which claimed the lives of 14 people in Hwedza on Monday has been declared a State of Disaster.
7 people died on the spot while 7 later succumbed to injuries when a truck carrying maize side-swiped a bus which had encroached into its lane along Hweza-Mutiweshiri road.
The truck hit a Toyota Hilux and ploughed into Mugodhi Apostolic Church members who were standing by the roadside, waiting for transport.
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Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has revealed some (11) of the names of the victims of the accident. These are as follows:
- Paul Mupombwa (50) of Zinhanga village
- Tabeth Viola Mupombwa (75) of Zinhanga village
- Elite Shambamuto (5) of Shambamuto village
- Eugenia Mutema (80) of Mutema village
- Sekai Chikukwa (70) of Mutema village, Chief Nyashanu
- Patricia Garwe (36) of Mukamba village (Chief Ruzanhe), Wedza
- Elisha Mubaira (45) of Ndangwe village under Chief Nyashanu
- Edna Chinoda (70) of Marume village under Chief Nyashanu, Buhera.
- Josephine Kwaramba (60) of Chawatama school, Chief Nyashanu
- Sheilla Mukamba (23)
- Isaac Pamhanzi (29).