Four people died on the spot while 13 others were seriously injured yesterday when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in had a tyre burst and overturned near Mabvuku in Harare.
The commuter omnibus was heading towards Ruwa along the Harare-Mutare Road and the 13 injured passengers were taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital. Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident
“I can confirm that the accident occurred in the afternoon when a commuter omnibus was travelling towards Mabvuku turn-off near NOCZIM along the Harare-Mutare Road,” she said.“The driver was speeding . . . and lost control of the kombi and it overturned.” Snr Asst Comm Charamba urged drivers to stick to speed limits. “Please, we say no to speeding,” she said.“We urge motorists to stick to the speed limits. We have lost more than 13 people this week alone, in fact, we have lost lives in a space of two days due to accidents attributed to human error which is not acceptable.” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said names of the deceased would be released today. The accident comes after eight people, including three infants were killed on Sunday when a Mercedes Benz they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a haulage truck along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway