Kombi accident kills pupil

A SECONDARY school pupil died on the spot yesterday while six others were seriously injured in an accident involving a hired commuter omnibus ferrying pupils to Southlea Park.

BY VANESSA GONYE

Traffic police spokesperson, Inspector Tigere Chigome confirmed that a commuter omnibus carrying 23 passengers — 21 pupils and two men, the driver and the conductor — had been involved in an accident.

“The driver failed to negotiate a curve near the Southlea Park tollgate and lost control before veering off the road and overturning in the process,” he explained.
“I can confirm that one secondary school student died on the spot.”

Six pupils are in critical conditions, while others sustained varying injuries.

The injured were taken to Parirenyatwa Group and Harare Central hospitals.

“It’s sad that schools opened yesterday and we are experiencing this today,” Chigome said.

6 Comments

  1. The Second Coming

    curve iyoyi is very dangerous and paperera vanhu hobho but imbwa idzodzi mumhanyire wadzinoitaka ummmm kubva paCrest kusvika pasouthlea park turnoff, unobata ura pamaoko. Each time you board a kombi, you put your life at high risk because the fate will be unknown. God HELP PLEASE, THAT ACCIDENT WAS HORRIBLE

    1. Toita sei vabereki nezvinhu zvakadai shuwa zvinorwadza

  2. Pliz ED ‘Ngwena’ grant back police their full powers to avoid these unnecessary road carnages.

    1. Nonsense,, The second coming already told you there that this has been happening a lot before the new dispensation where polices where like revenue collectors on the road. Accidents are mostly caused by the poor state of the roads not absence of corrupt police

    2. Kasi urimupirisa kani.. why are begging for power. Quite a number of factors are contributing to these accidents e.g modern faster cars, poor transport system etc so to say its because police officers have no power is absurd.

  3. Nonsense,, 2nd coming has already told you that curve is dangerous and has claimed lives before even the ‘new dispensation”. Accidents are mostly caused by our poor state of road rather than the absence of corrupt road block officers. You are clearly delusioned Jola.

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