Murehwa accident: Death toll rises to 14, as kombi driver recounts how it happened

THE death toll for the Murehwa accident has risen to 14.

The road accident occurred when two commuter omnibuses collided head on at the 49-kilometre peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, two kilometres from Juru Growth Point last night.

12 people died on the spot while two others died on admission at Parirenyatwa hospital.

ZRP Murewa District Commanding Officer Superintendent Frank Masuka, confirmed the fatalities, adding that one infant and 2 children are among the deceased.

Twelve passangers from the same accident are in a critical condition, while 17 other survivors were in a stable condition.

Mr Success Matanhire (36) who was driving the commuter omnibus which was heading to Murehwa from Harare told ZBC News that his commuter omnibus burst a front left tyre before it was hit from behind by another commuter omnibus resulting in him losing control.

One survivor who was on Murehwa-Harare bound commuter omnibus attributed the accident to speeding.

However, the statistics from both the hospital staff and police details shows that both commuter omnibuses were overloaded.


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