NUST Plunged Into Mourning After Five Students Die In Horror Accident Which Claimed Nine
The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been plunged into mourning after five students died in a road accident.
The incident took place at the 198 km peg along the Masvingo-Mbalabala Road when a Toyota Wish vehicle collided head-on with a Nissan UD truck. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed that the accident had claimed the lives of nine individuals. A student organisation later confirmed that the 9 deceased included including five students from NUST.
According to reports, the deceased were traveling in a Toyota Wish vehicle on their way to Bulawayo when they collided with the Nissan UD truck that was heading towards Masvingo. The accident was so severe that nine people died. The Nissan UD driver was reportedly injured and is receiving treatment at a local hospital.
The bodies of the victims were transported to the Filabusi District Hospital, where they await identification and post-mortem examinations by next of kin. The loss of these young lives has shaken the country, and many are expressing their condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) president Benon Ncube took to social media to express his condolences and confirm that the six students who lost their lives were from the state university. However, the number was later confirmed to be five students.
“A dark cloud has fallen on the students of NUST. Six lost their lives in a tragic accident. Death has robbed us of a future. We pray the families are comforted and given strength. Pray for your loved ones always,” Ncube tweeted.
Although reports suggest that the students were coming from another funeral, ZimLive was unable to verify these claims. Regardless of the circumstances, the loss of life is a tragedy that has affected many families and communities.
The accident has once again highlighted the need for road safety measures to be taken seriously in the country. The government has previously launched campaigns to promote road safety.
The loss of these young lives is a tragedy that has touched the hearts of many across the country. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has declared a period of mourning for the students who died in the accident. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mqhele Dlodlo, expressed his condolences and said that the loss of the students was a huge blow to the institution.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the students who lost their lives in the accident. As a university, we have lost a significant number of students in a single incident, and this is a great loss to the institution. We stand with the families and friends of the victims during this difficult time,” Professor Dlodlo said.