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Police Update on Mazowe Kombi Accident That Claimed Five Lives

A kombi and truck accident in Mazowe claimed five lives on Tuesday. The Zimbabwe Republic Police have now released more information on the accident.

The commuter omnibus was reportedly travelling from Mvurwi to Harare while the truck was en route to Mazowe. The kombi collided head-on with the truck and also side-swiped a Toyota Belta vehicle.

Five people died in the accident, and 13 others were injured. The injured were taken to Concession Hospital for treatment, and the bodies of the deceased victims were transported to the same hospital’s mortuary for post-mortem examinations.

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In a post shared on their official X page, the police confirmed the tragic accident, which happened at the 37-kilometre peg along the Harare-Bindura road.

The ZRP confirms a fatal road traffic accident which occurred this afternoon on 18/06/24 at the 37-kilometre peg along Harare-Bindura Road.”

Police Release Additional Information on Mazowe Dam Kombi Accident
Police Release Additional Information on Mazowe Dam Kombi Accident (Image Credit: Facebook/Road Watch Zimbabwe)

 

Details of the Deadly Accident

The police provided details on how the accident occurred. According to their report, a commuter omnibus carrying 18 passengers collided head-on with a truck carrying 3 passengers.

The kombi also reportedly side-swiped a Toyota Belta vehicle.

A kombi carrying 18 passengers was involved in a head-on collision with a Man truck with three passengers on board. Subsequently, the kombi side-swiped with a Toyota Belta vehicle with three passengers on board.

Tragically, five people died in the accident, while 13 others were injured. The injured were taken to Concession Hospital for treatment, and the bodies of the deceased victims were transported to the same hospital’s mortuary for post-mortem examinations.

“The bodies of the victims were taken to Concession Hospital post-mortem whilst the injured are admitted at the same hospital. More details to be released on 19/06/24.”

The identities of the victims are yet to be determined by their next of kin, and the police are set to release more details today.

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