4 killed in road accidents

24 Apr, 2015 - 00:04 0 Views
4 killed in road accidents The wreckage of a commuter omnibus which rammed into a stationary haulage truck near Kuwadzana roundabout in Harare yesterday. -(Picture by Justin Mutenda)

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The wreckage of a commuter omnibus which rammed into a stationary haulage truck near Kuwadzana roundabout in Harare yesterday. -(Picture by Justin Mutenda)

The wreckage of a commuter omnibus which rammed into a stationary haulage truck near Kuwadzana roundabout in Harare yesterday. -(Picture by Justin Mutenda)

Lisa Shirichena Herald Reporter
Four people were killed, while several others were injured in two separate road traffic accidents that occurred along the Harare-Bulawayo Road yesterday.

In the first incident, two people died when a commuter omnibus carrying members of an apostolic sect crashed into a stationary haulage truck near Kuwadzana suburb of Harare.

The second accident which claimed the other two lives occurred a few kilometres from the Manyame River bridge along the same road.

The accident killed two women, while the other one was seriously injured when the driver of a BMW they were travelling in swide-swapped with a truck.

The car was travelling from Norton to Harare.

A witness in the accident near Kuwadzana said it occurred after the commuter omnibus smashed into the stationary haulage truck.

“I think the driver of the commuter bus was tired because the surviving passengers told us that they had travelled from Bulawayo during the better part of the night, and he must have been sleepy,” he said.

Survivors of the accident were rushed to hospitals in Harare.

A man who witnessed the second accident near Manyame bridge who identified himself as Mr John Mwene said the driver of the BMW appeared to be speeding.

There has been a number of accidents in recent days, with 11 people dying throughout the country in accidents recorded on Independence Day on Saturday.

At least 11 died and 20 more were injured in accidents recorded during the Easter holiday early this month.

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