11 people were killed in Macheke on Monday night following a head-on collision involving a Nissan Caravan and a Honda Fit.
The Honda Fit was travelling towards Mutare while the Caravan was headed towards the opposite direction.
Speaking to the media on Monday, National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said:
As evidenced on April 21, at about 11.30pm, 11 people perished in a fatal head-on collision at the 118km peg along the Harare-Mutare road opposite the Grain Marketing Board depot, Macheke, on the way to Headlands.
Police said that the Nissan Caravan had 22 passengers on board while the Honda Fit had 4 occupants.
Nyathi further revealed that the accident occurred at the 118km peg when the driver of the Honda Fit encroached into the lane of the oncoming Nissan Caravan while trying to overtake another vehicle resulting in the crash.
All four people aboard the Honda died on the spot while the other victims were in the kombi.
16 people were seriously injured and taken to Marondera Hospital for treatment.
Reports indicate that most of the dead were members of an Apostolic Church group who were returning from an annual Passover gathering at Bazel Bridge in Marange, Manicaland.
The Macheke accident raised the number of the death toll during the Easter holidays to 30.
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