UPDATED: Four people die as Zupco buses collide head-on

23 May, 2022 - 11:05 0 Views
UPDATED: Four people die as Zupco buses collide head-on

The Herald

Crime Reporter

Four people died while 32 others were injured this morning after two Zupco buses collided head-on along the Harare-Chirundu Road.

The accident occurred around 7.45am at the 101km peg.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

The first ZUPCO bus tried to overtake a haulage truck on its way to Banket whilst the other ZUPCO bus was proceeding in the opposite direction.

Both drivers died in the collision and were trapped under the buses while one passenger died on the spot and another upon admission at  Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital while 32 passengers sustained serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the same hospital.

The haulage truck driver is said to have tried to warn the driver of the Banket-bound bus by sounding his horn but the bus proceeded to overtake.

One of the survivors, William Mutimutema said both buses were speeding.

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