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28 killed, 100 injured in Easter road accidents

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At least 28 people have died and some 100 injured in road accidents across the country during the Easter holiday, police said yesterday.

Police General Headquarters officer-in-charge
(Press and Public Relations) Inspector Blessmore Chishaka said as of yesterday, they had recorded 208 accidents since the beginning of the holiday.

“We have recorded 208 accidents which have claimed 28 lives leaving 193 people injured during the holiday,” said Chishaka.

He said the highest statistics were in Mashonaland Central where seven lives have so far been lost.

Chishaka said police had impounded 409 vehicles with defects and those without proper documentation, adding that they have issued over 11 000 tickets to motorists for various offences.

“Most of these accidents are as a result of speeding, overtaking errors, inattention and misjudgment and failure to give way. We continue to appeal to the public to abide by the law and stick to the stipulated speed limits, avoid drunk driving and also driving defective vehicles,” he added.

He said the police will maintain heavy presence on the roads to ensure motorists abide by the rules.

“We are still going to maintain heavy presence along the roads. There will also be police on foot patrols in residential areas and industries and we urge the public to co-operate with the police officers,” Chishaka said.

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