A 52-year-old man died on the spot after his head was crushed by a haulage truck in Gweru on Sunday.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the accident identifying the now deceased as Israel Kunzeke of Clonsilla suburb in Gweru. He told The Chronicle:
Police confirm having received a report of a fatal road accident where a 52-year-old man died on the spot when he was run over by a haulage truck. The accident occurred near Puma service station Gweru on Sunday around 3:30PM.
It is alleged that the haulage truck was travelling along Lobengula Street. It then turned left towards Kudzanayi Long Distance bus terminus and in the process, ran over Kunzeke with the rear wheels of the trailer. Kunzeke fell on the tarmac thereby sustaining severe head injuries and died on spot.
Ins Mahoko added that the police attended the scene and the deceased’s body was conveyed to the Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary.
He appealed to drivers to be extra cautious when on the road and also urged pedestrians to check both sides of the road when crossing to ensure their safety.
In a different case, Inspector Mahoko said police in Gweru are seeking assistance in identifying the body of an unknown female adult which is at the Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary.
He said the body was found lying in an advanced state of decomposition behind Metro Peech Wholesale in Gweru.
Inspector Mahoko said identification particulars are unknown. He added that the body had black braids and was wearing a brown worn-out jacket.