The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has released the names of thirteen accident victims who died in two separate road accidents which occurred in Manicaland and Mashonaland Provinces on Friday.
Seven people died in Manicaland when their pick-up truck collided head-on with a fuel tanker at the 67km peg along the Mutare-Nyanga Road.
Four of the victims were Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officers while two were civilians and the other victim an inmate.
Police identified the four ZPCS officers as Mango Chakanyuka (42), Maluvani John (38), Rima Moses (40) and Faith Nyapokoto (age not ascertained).
Two civilians — Alice Joma (42) and Ruvarashe Karairwa (20) — also lost their lives together with an inmate Anesu Muusha (48).
Two other inmates survived the fatal accident and are currently at Bonda Mission Hospital.
In the separate accident that occurred at the 135km peg along the Harare-Mukumbura Road, police said five victims have so far been identified. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said:
The victims’ names are Moline Dzihwa (18), Faith Kanakembizi (40), Cynthia Gombarashama (13), Tendai Washaya (7) and Blessmore Nhamburo whose age was yet to be confirmed.
One of the victims has not been identified so far.
The accident occurred after a motorist who was driving a BMW motor vehicle towards Mt Darwin struck and killed six people.
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