Six Farmers Killed In Road Traffic Accidents

Six farmers died on Wednesday while 25 others were injured in separate road traffic accidents along the Rusape-Nyanga Road between 10 PM and 11 PM.

The farmers were aboard two lorries which were carrying avocados and bananas.

In the first accident, police said a Mercedes Benz lorry which had 16 people on board burst its right front tyre near the 50km peg.

As a result, the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and it overturned.

The lorry landed on its right side and six people died on the spot while eight others were injured.

Of the eight, one of them was reported to be in critical condition and all the injured were taken to Bonda Mission Hospital for treatment.

The accident occurred near London Store.

In the second incident, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said that 17 people were seriously injured. He said:

In the second accident which occurred at the 76km peg in the Baringa area, the driver of a DAF truck which was ferrying people, avocados and bananas, failed to negotiate a curve and overturned, seriously injuring 17 people.

He said of the 17, five of them are in critical condition and they were all taken to Nyanga District Hospital for treatment.

More: The Herald

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