A 16-year-old boy was hit by a train and died on the spot in Gweru as he was walking along the railway line with his earphones on listening to music on his phone, Sunday news reports.
The incident was confirmed by Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko who said the incident occurred on Friday along the Gweru-Harare railway line near Ascot Extension high-density suburb:
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I can confirm that a 16-year-old boy died after he was hit by a train along the Gweru-Harare railway line. It is suspected that on Friday at about 1.40pm, Kuseka was walking along the railway line while putting on earphones facing north. A train approached from behind and hit him
It is alleged that the engineman, Mr Hamilton Shenje hooted to warn Kuseka to get off the track but he did not respond as he had earphones on. As a result Kuseka was hit by the train from the back and died on the spot
The teenager identified as Nyasha Kuseka’s body was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital Mortuary for postmortem and the incident was reported at Monomutapa Police Station.
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