Glen Norah freak accident claims 3 lives

Three people were killed, among them two pupils, when they were hit by the runaway trailer of a cross-border bus travelling to Harare from South Africa.

BY MUNESU NYAKUDYA

The accident happened in the morning near the Chitubu area in Glen Norah, Harare.

Two Glen Norah One High female pupils, who were on their way to school, and another man died, when the grocery-laden trailer affixed to a Jarax Bus broke loose before hitting the victims.

Witnesses said two of the victims died on the spot and the other died on the way to hospital.

“It seems the driver was speeding and then failed to steer over a speed a hump,” a witness, who only identified herself as Mrs Phiri, said.

“The trailer broke loose and went on to hit two pupils and one man, who is said to be a vendor. One of the girls and the man died on the spot and the other died on her way to the hospital.”

Another witness said the trailer was overloaded with goods. She said the driver decided to use a different route to avoid a traffic jam at the Mbudzi roundabout.

National police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident.
“There was an accident, but I am yet to gather full details,” she said.

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10 Comments

  1. Methinks Charity you are a G40. Ever since the old establishment fell from grace all you now have to say is you don’t have details. Kind of like you are on a go slow or alternative strike.

  2. Zvakawoma shuwa. Hama dzatotisiya idzi. Pasi panodya shuwa. Ngavazorore murugare.

  3. Some of these trailers have broke loose on highways especially Harare-Masvingo road sometimes resulting to a collision.Some years ago a friend died after his truck was hit by a broken loose trailer along Masvingo road.My concern, the bus operators seems to do nothing to make sure the trailer is secured to avoid such unnecessary loss of life.

  4. MAY THEY SOULS REST IN PEACE

  5. Please….go to dangeroustrailers DOT org and know that in in the United States over 25,000 dead since 1975 by these types of loose trailers…the trailer did not have a safety chain..or a hitch pin…when it went over the bump….it simply came off the hitch.

  6. Whoever is the culprit should be brought to book. If no punishment is instituted such negligence will continue. Clearly no safety chain or hitch pin was used here. So sad, young lives lost because someone simply didn’t care

  7. May their souls rest in eternal peace and may the LORD give strength to the bereaved families

  8. kuuraisa vanhu vasina mhosva.zvakaoma.may their soul rest in eternal peace.

  9. Comment…This Bus passes through VID on daily basis, they just pay their $5 or R50 and go without proper inspection and fitness of the Bus. . these are the end results

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