Seven people were killed while fifty-five others were injured when a Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) bus, two kombis and a Honda Fit were involved in an accident just outside Kwekwe on Monday afternoon.
Six people died on the spot while one died on admission to Kwekwe Hospital. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident:
I can confirm that seven people died while 55 others were injured when a Harare-bound Zupco bus was hit on its right rear wheel by an on-coming Honda Fit.
The Honda Fit, which had six occupants, rolled three times, killing three on the spot while the bus driver lost control of the bus and hit a kombi which was loading coffins on the roadside.
There was a pile-up when the kombi also hit another kombi which was parked in front with some of its occupants buying some watermelons.
Firefighters and police officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident where they rummaged through the wreckage to rescue trapped passengers.