5 people died while 22 others were seriously injured in a horror crash that occurred in Nyanga after the truck they were traveling in veered off the road at the 34-kilometer peg along the Nyanga Nyamaropa Highway yesterday, The Sunday Mail reports.
The incident which occurred near Regina Coeli School was confirmed by Zimbabwe Republic Police National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi spoke to the publication and said:
The accident occurred at around 3am at the 34km peg along the Nyanga–Nyamaropa road and five people died on the spot. The survivors were taken to Regina Coeli Mission Hospital, Nyanga General Hospital and Mutare General Hospital.
An eyewitness Daniel Mupfunya spoke to the publication and said the accident occurred after the breaks of the truck failed:
The truck’s brakes failed at the same spot where the Regina Coeli bus disaster occurred
The police could not release the names of the deceased while some people who were taken to the hospital were discharged according to Mr. Mupfunya.
Meanwhile, in Harare, a garage bound ZUPCO bus belonging to TripTrans on Saturday at the Mupedzanhamo market in Mbare veered off the road and hit 8 cars and injured 10 people including vendors who were selling their ware by the roadside.
More: The Sunday Mail