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UPDATE On NetOne Vehicle Swept Away At Chilonga Bridge Runde River

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s sub-aqua division eventually arrived and retrieved the bodies of two people whose vehicle was swept away at the flooded Chilonga Bridge on Saturday.

Police are yet to ascertain the identity of the retrieved bodies.

The NetOne Defender vehicle was on its way to refuel a base station in Chikombedzi when it was swept away at Chilonga Bridge, Runde river on Saturday morning.

While it reported on Saturday that efforts were underway to locate them, police arrived after two days to recover the bodies citing resource constraints.

Some analysts say would have used paraffin speed if they were going to block a rally of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa. 

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe has been urging members of the public not to attempt to cross flooded rivers or streams as they will be putting their lives in grave danger.

The Chilonga Bridge has been described as a death trap after three people, including a three-year-old baby, died after the Toyota Hilux car they were travelling in was swept away by the flooded Runde River at the bridge in February this year.

The vehicle that was travelling to Chilonga business centre from Chiredzi had ten passengers on board.

As the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Buchwa sub-aqua unit was conducting a search operation for the body back then in February, a member of the team, Sergeant Rillford Rimai aged 34 drowned in the river and his body was retrieved later that week. 

More: Pindula News

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