Police confirm accident on Harare-Mutare highway

The ZRP has confirmed that four lives were lost and several people injured in an accident on the Harare-Mutare road today.

The devastating road accident occurred on the Harare-Mutare highway at Zimre Park, resulting in the loss of four lives. The tragic incident involved a commuter bus that was heading towards Rusape when a tyre burst and it subsequently lost control.

Eyewitnesses said the vehicle flipped twice before finally coming to rest on its side. An audio recording of a man who witnessed the unfortunate scene has been circulating as he explained how the vehicle veered off the road and overturned before landing on its side. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed that the accident happened at about 1:30pm near the Sunway City exit.

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Police have confirmed four people dead and several injured in a crash on the Harare-Mutare highway – Image source @Crimewatch.

Images of the devastating accident circulated on social media even before an official report was made. Dead bodies were visible on the road next to the wreckage that the vehicle had turned into.

Victims and injuries confirmed following the accident

The ZRP said four people died at the scene of the accident, while ten others were injured. The vehicle involved was a Toyota Hiace Kombi, which was carrying 18 passengers when it left the road, overturned and ended up landing on its wheels.

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Medical response

The injured victims have been taken to Parirenyatwa Group Hospital for treatment. The names of the victims who lost their lives will also be released by the police as soon as their families are informed. As more information about their condition and the accident becomes available, we will provide it.

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