SIXTEEN people perished, 13 of then instantly when a haulage truck crashed into a commuter omnibus carrying mourners to Masvingo along the Bulawayo –Gwanda road last night.
BY SHARON SIBINDI
Bulawayo Fire Brigade Chief Fire officer Richard Peterson confirmed the accident which happened late on Wednesday at around 11:00 pm.
Five people survived the crash with three seriously injured taken to United Bulawayo Hospital for treatment. The truck driver survived the accident.
“The driver is saying the truck reportedly hit a pothole and lost control before its load fell on the Kombi,” Peterson said.
It is believed that after the truck hit a pothole its front wheel locked thereby forcing it to lose control and land on the commuter omnibus.