3 die in bus accident


by Stephen Chadenga

THREE people died on the spot while 13 others were injured when a cross-border Tombs Motorways bus was hit by a haulage truck at the 72km peg along the Shurugwi-Zvishavane Road yesterday morning.

The bus, which was coming from South Africa with 35 passengers on board, reportedly veered off the road and landed on its roof after its windscreen was ripped off by overlapping pipes on the truck.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the truck driver, who was heading in the opposite direction, did not stop at the accident scene.

Nyathi said four injured passengers were treated at Shurugwi District Hospital and discharged.

Six survivors are still admitted at the same hospital.Nyathi said three critically injured passengers were referred to Gweru General Hospital.
“Police are urging all drivers to exercise caution when travelling on the highway especially during the night,” he said.