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UPDATE On Mutare Highway Accident

UPDATE On Mutare Highway Accident

Four people died after a Beta Private Limited bus collided with a fuel tanker, before bursting into flames 20 km outside of Mutare, Manicaland Province on Christmas eve.

All four were apparently burnt beyond recognition.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the tanker driver, his passenger and two passengers from the bus died in the fiery accident.

The rest of the passengers managed to escape the inferno through the emergency exit panels.

However, 54 of those escaping passengers were taken to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital with injuries described as serious.

The four bodies were being retrieved last night.

Nyathi said the bus, which was on its way from Harare, encroached onto the opposite lane resulting in the head-on collision with the tanker that was heading towards Harare. He said last night:

There are reports that the bus driver had tried to avoid a drunken person who was along the road and thereby encroaching onto the opposite lane but we are still conducting investigations.

Our officers are still on the ground and we will be releasing more details.

Manicaland Provincial Secretary for Development and Devolution, Mr Edgars Seenza who attended the said the accident happened around 5 pm on December 24. Mr Seenza said:

The tanker which was transporting fuel burst into flames. Both vehicles were reduced to wrecks.

As the Civil Protection Unit, we are encouraging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the roads.

It so sad to lose lives in such a horrific manner especially during this festive season.

The bus was reduced to a metal hulk.

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7 Comments

Tkt 6 months ago

@anonymous

Its obvios kuti ai mhanya wangu izvo ndozviri pachena cxa. If he wasnt speeding aigona kumirira chidhakwa sezvo ku-approach ai kwanisa kuona truck iro. But rather he told himself (ndagara ndiri bullet so truck iro rosara rosvika ndapedza maths yangu) & thats an over-sight.
Still zvakadaro tochema rufu


Patrick Magorimbo 6 months ago

Pindula you are doing a great job of giving the people correct info ,keep it up


ray 6 months ago

Ummmmmm ma1 guyz


Tkt 6 months ago

My prayers are with the deceesed condolences to their families. May their souls rest in Peace.
pliz drivers lets always observe speeds. kumhanya handiko kusvika veduwee


🤨🤨 6 months ago

Driver akanzvenga munhu aive akadhakwa not kti aimhanya nyatsoverengai musamhanyire ktura zvisizvo

Isaac 6 months ago

Shame, Thanks for sure


CMS 6 months ago

thanks pindula neupdate coz nhema dzirikufamba dziri kuti mubhazi rese wakapona i8 basi thanks so much for the update



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