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1 killed, 10 injured in Mutare-bound bus accident

One person died while 10 others were injured when an Inter Africa bus plying the Harare-Mutare road veered off the road at the 100 km peg along Harare-Mutare road.

The bus was bound for Checheche.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident in a statement.

“The ZRP is investigating the circumstances which led to the death of a woman aged 44 years old and injury to other 10 passengers when an Inter Africa Bus (Mukumba Brothers) travelling from Harare to Mutare veered off the road at the 100 km peg along Harare-Mutare Road, on December 28, 2020. The driver failed to control the bus and it landed on the right side. The victim was then trapped.”

“The incident happened at 0620am and 25 passengers were on board. The bus was trying to overtake then it veered off the road before overturning. One of the passengers was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital while other 16 were injured,” national police spokesperson Nyathi said.

Nyathi urged drivers to drive with caution to save people’s lives.

“The roads are slippery as we are in the rainy season hence drivers should travel at a recommended speed such that they will always have control of the vehicle,” Nyathi said.

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