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Two killed in truck accident

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TWO people were killed and 11 others injured when the driver of the truck they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road and overturned at the 291km peg along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road on Friday.

Report by Pamela Mhlanga

Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Inspector Billie Dube confirmed the accident which happened at about 3pm.

He identified the deceased as Matthew Mudima (63) and Yabani Sibanda (30).

Dube said the injured were taken to Hwange Colliery Hospital where they are receiving treatment. He said the truck was carrying 18 passengers when the accident occurred.

“The truck overturned once before landing on its side, one passenger died on the spot and another died upon admission at Hwange Colliery Hospital,” Dube said.

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