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Seven People Including A Member Of Police Sub-aqua Unit Drown In Runde River

Seven People Including A Member Of Police Sub-aqua Unit Drown In Runde River

Seven people have drowned during this rainy season while trying to cross the flooded Runde River.

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 Chilonga Bridge this Monday.

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

This accident is not sitting well with us. We have many unanswered questions because this bridge is slowly turning into a death snare that people are just dying here. So far seven have died during this rainy season and it’s troubling us.

“We were there when the incident occurred and we tried to rescue all the passengers, unfortunately, two drowned and we also couldn’t find a two-year-old baby. We thought the child was trapped under the car so when we moved the car yesterday, we still couldn’t find the child.

As the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Buchwa sub-aqua unit was conducting a search operation for the body this Wednesday, a member of the team, Sergeant Rillford Rimai aged 34 drowned in the river and his body was retrieved last night at around 7. pm. 

Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident:

Yes, I can confirm that one of our officers drowned in the river while searching for the missing juvenile. His body was retrieved last night. Police are still searching for the missing juvenile. It’s really sad. 

Callisto Gwanetsa, legislator for Chiredzi South constituency promised to push for the bridge to be rehabilitated under the government’s emergency road rehabilitation programme (ERRP).

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has urged the public not to cross flooded water bodies.

More: ZBC News


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18 Comments

fireman 2 months ago

very sad almost died at the same bridge in 2010


Never 2 months ago

Today lives becoming unpredictable. You never know if you will live to see tumorow.


zimboy 2 months ago

patinoti pave kuda infrastructural development havanzwe....zanu has failed us


Rwadzi Gunsmoke 2 months ago

Shame zvorwadza kani...
Rest In Peace all...

Kune mhuri dzashaikirwa nehama neshamwari zorodzwai muzita raJesu ndiye munyaradzi wedu


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Ta@aa 2 months ago

Mabridge anoda kugadziriswa aende mudenga zvekuti mvura ikanaya haazare .Zvekuti musayambuke kana kwazara hazvishande kutaura kweasiri pabridge pacho wazarirwa narwo


Dombwe 2 months ago

Bridge ngarigadzirwe chete


Chimbumu 2 months ago

May their souls rest in peace..Pliz let us not attempt to cross a flooded river under what circumstances


ABC 2 months ago

mtdsrip


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

its a pity Ina di city
MTSRIP may their souls rest in peace
GODKNOWS WHY...


.. 2 months ago

Gwanetsa 40 yrs now muchitonga mabridge amhusati mavaka ummm


Bright 2 months ago

Plus ivo vanhu avanzwe kuyambuka rwizi rwakazara why mvura ahina ukama nemunhu iyi Peter chaiye aiva pedyo najesu akanyura wani


Bright 2 months ago

But iwe even kushaya option kwacho ungayambuke bridge rauri ktoona rakazara unofa nekushaya option ikoko

Wamambo90 2 months ago

Vanhu ava vanenge vasina option bvunza inini ndogarako,kuti vawane mabasic needs avo vanofanira kutocrossa that bridge dai pagadzirwa standard bridge zvapera bt team yacho haina pfungwa dzacho ndakatombonzwa kt vanhu veikoko vakatomboda kuunganidza mari kuti vavake asi vakarambirwa nemazanu hanzi ngaiuye nemumaoko avo zvikatodhakwa

Venom 2 months ago

Chazvakanakira only God has the decision of DEATH


Osama bin ladin 2 months ago

Haa dai mapurisa atopera havo ese kunyura bcoz chaarikuita hapana kungovharira His Excellency Nelson Chamisa road chete ndobasa ....ngavafeeee


Bright 2 months ago

Mvura ahuzvizive izvozvo kuti Ava avana option or vakuda ma basic needs inotouraya

Munya 2 months ago

Plus kufa ndekwamwari mufac wanku
Vanezvavari kuita vanotofa vasina vachisara
Tendeukai mukomA

Bright 2 months ago

Iwe mapurisa akasiyana aya Ava ndevemumvura only avawanike Kuma road blocks Ava iwe wanzwa ka kunowanziwanikwa vaya ve traffic


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