The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced that one person died on the spot when a Marcopolo bus veered off the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway before landing on its roof after a front tyre burst.
A police statement says eight others were injured and were taken to Beitbridge District Hospital. Reads the police statement:
The ZRP reports a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on 23/12/21 at 1400 along Masvingo –Beitbridge highway at 235 km peg in which one person died while eight others were injured.
A Marcopolo bus with 29 passengers on board which was travelling to Masvingo veered off the road and overturned before landing on its roof after the left front tyre burst.
Takawira Chitendere (49) died on the spot and his body was taken to Beitbridge District Hospital for post-mortem while the injured are admitted at the same hospital.