Horror Crash Along Harare-Mutare Highway Claims 7 Lives

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has released the names of seven people who died when a Honda Fit collided head-on with a Toyota Raum 192km from Harare on the highway to Mutare on Tuesday morning.

The deceased are; Lincolin Mukwenje (4), Mufaro Chirewa (5), Aydila Mukwenje (6), Nomatter Marera (22), Donwell Banganywa (8), Cleopatra Chirevo (29) and Orient Chirevo (23).

Five people who were seriously injured in the accident and were admitted to Rusape General Hospital.

ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told reporters that the accident happened at around 4 am when the driver of the Toyota Raum lost control of the vehicle and encroached into the lane of the oncoming Honda Fit.

As a result, there was a head-on collision and two passengers died on the spot while five were pronounced dead on arrival at Rusape Hospital.

A fire broke out and the Honda Fit was engulfed in flames.

The Honda Fit was on its way to Harare with five occupants while the Toyota Raum was headed for Mutare with seven occupants.

More: The Herald

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