Deadly Bus Accident Claims Five Lives
In a devastating accident on Friday, a Dubie’s Express bus travelling from Bulawayo to Kariangwe in Binga overturned in Manyanda, Binga. The accident claimed the lives of five people and left several others injured.
It is not yet clear what caused the bus to veer off the road and overturn. The scene of the accident was chaotic, with passengers screaming for help and debris scattered all over the road.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has launched an investigation into the accident.
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The names of the deceased have not been released to the public pending notification of their next of kin. Meanwhile, the injured are receiving medical attention at the Binga District Hospital.
This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety. Drivers are urged to exercise caution on the roads, and passengers are advised to report any reckless driving to the authorities.
Grim Easter Holiday
This accident comes after a grim Easter in which 30 people died across the country from traffic accidents.
The Easter holiday was marked by a tragic incident that resulted in the loss of 30 lives across the country due to road accidents.
As per the Zimbabwe Republic Police, 288 road accidents occurred during the Easter weekend, claiming 30 lives and injuring 153 people between last Friday and Monday.
Among the many accidents reported, one involved a Caravan commuter omnibus colliding with a minibus on the Harare-Masvingo road, causing the death of 10 people and injuring 31 others. Another accident on the Mvuma-Gweru road involved a sprinter carrying 24 passengers colliding with a truck with 31 passengers on board, resulting in the death of six people and injuring five others.
The truck driver did not stop after the incident, and in another accident on the Harare-Masvingo road, three passengers in the truck were injured.
Last year, during the same period, 264 road accidents resulted in 73 deaths and 202 injuries, making this year’s figures even more alarming.
According to National police spokesperson Paul Nyathi, most of the fatal accidents occurred at night and were attributed to human error, such as speeding, inattention, misjudgment, and failure to observe road rules and regulations by drivers. Nyathi also noted that most of the accidents involved overloaded vehicles carrying both passengers and goods, with travelers ignoring safety measures.