7 die in horror accident

SIX people died on the spot and one on admission to Rusape General Hospital yesterday when a suspected pirate taxi they were travelling in burst a tyre and collided with a lorry near Nyazura along the Mutare-Harare Highway.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI/
SHEPHERD TOZVIREVA

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident.

“I can confirm that seven people died when a Toyota Wish, which travelling from Mutare to Harare, had a head-on collision with a seven-tonne Daf truck in Nyazura. Six died on the spot, while one died on admission to Rusape Hospital,” he said

Witnesses said the accident happened in the morning, but bodies of the victims had not yet been removed from the scene by lunch hour.

“The accident happened early this morning. The Toyota Wish, a pirate taxi, was carrying around 11 passengers. Its rear tyre burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle and encroached into the truck’s lane. A fire brigade team was called in to remove the trapped bodies from the car,” a witness said.

12 Comments

  1. Please do not overload these vehicles. The car in question is supposed to carry seven passengers , carrying eleven passengers. law enforcement agents must take action quickly because many lives is going to be lost due to this so called mushika shika.

  2. Please do not overload these vehicles. The car in question is supposed to carry seven passengers ,why carrying eleven passengers. law enforcement agents must take action quickly because many lives is going to be lost due to this so called mushika shika.

  3. May their souls rest in peace. We pray for divine healing for those injured. May the Lord protect each and every person wherever we are.

  4. Mmmmm the Toyota wish was overloaded

  5. I think all drivers who use public transport must have defensive training

  6. Comment…These pirate taxis are being overloaded, how can a Toyota Wish carry 11 passengers that’s total madnesd

  7. Defensive training may only work when the driver has a good attitude.the car was overloaded,over speeding in addition to vehicle defects.It’s painful that innocent people have lost their lives.May their souls rest in Paradise.

  8. Comment…ummm really concerned,where was the Toyota wish going

  9. Travellers must refuse to be packed in those Toyota wishes. It’s surprising that people quietly get into those cars and allow to be packed like that especially when going on a highway trip. You two passengers in front instead of one, four in the middle row instead of three and three in the back where it’s even cramped.

  10. Travellers must refuse to be packed in those Toyota wishes. It’s surprising that people quietly get into those cars and allow to be packed like that especially when going on a highway trip. You two passengers in front instead of one, four in the middle row instead of three and three in the back where it’s even cramped.

  11. Travellers must refuse to be packed in those Toyota wishes. It’s surprising that people quietly get into those cars and allow to be packed like that especially when going on a highway trip. You two passengers in front instead of one, four in the middle row instead of three and three in the back where it’s even cramped.

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